Originally Posted by Rich Knapp
OK so its has nothing to do with bodyweight.
Bodyweight plays a part in it, but not as big a part (for me at least). If two lifters take 600 pounds on the deadlift, but one man weights 50 pounds less, the lighter one is much more impressive to me. But the pound for pound thing stops there. An ant can lift 50x its bodyweight. No one cares because they're fractions of grams.