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Old 07-25-2011, 09:21 AM   #1
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Here's an interesting quote I found on exrx:
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It is estimated that if all the muscles of the human body work together, that it could lift 11 tons, the equivalent of 4 suv's
pretty amazing. Just thought i'd share
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We better get to work!

Interesting quote. I guess it hints at why technique is so important in lifting.
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Gives me a little extra motivation, the human body is an amazing thing
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They should study guys like Andy Bolton. I wonder how the numbers would compare.
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yup, i bet this study was based on maximum human potential but i wonder what guys like andy would do to the test results
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I actually saw a documentary that talked about how we usually use a very small percentage of our muscular power. The brain only activates that whole muscle in emergencies, because the force rips apart the connective tissue. It told a story of a man who was hiking up a mountain, when a rock weighing over a ton fell on his chest. he was sliding towards the edge of a cliff when he actually pushed the rock off his chest. He wasn't even a lifter, and he tore just about every tendon in his upper body doing it.

Shows you just how important the connective tissue is.
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