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Old 02-19-2011, 08:37 PM   #16

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TheRock is off to a bad start

Most great deadlifters are one trick ponies. Generally your best deadlifters are long limbed, short torso which is bad for squatting and bench. The more fortunate will be long armed and not necessarilly short torso so the squat leverages aren't that bad, however they're still gonna have a harder time benching. This is especially true in the middle weight classes where you don't generally have guys who are so massive that they can overcome these leverages. Your best benchers at 242 are going to have shorter arms and bad deadlift leverages (they'll usually be shorter guys). I think that's why the deadlift numbers in your examples would be considered high.
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