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Old 08-17-2012, 12:09 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by 5kgLifter View Post
the lighter a person is the easier it is to reach 2 or 3 times bodyweight loads;..
Correct. It's not a strict linear equation. Beyond that, each lift has a slightly different curve.

For deadlifts, Lamar Gant is the world record holder at 123 and 132 pounds:

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123 633 Lamar Gant USA 1980 AAU*
132 628 Lamar Gant USA 1981 IPF
His 123 multiplier is 5.14.

You will never find a 308 class lifter hitting a 5.14 multiplier and a 1583 pound raw deadlift. Well at least until we get DNA enhancing drugs...

The 308 pound raw deadlift record is a 3.048 multiplier.

Weight adds strength, but it is not linear.

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yet the guy pressing the 600 gets so much more attention?
Same reason Ronnie Coleman gets more attention than Doug Miller. People tend to see absolutes easier than relative comparisons. Why do midget basketball players get "little" attention? Even though they are good for their height, the shock and awe isn't there.

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