Your current strength level is.....

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    Oct 29, 2011 10:46 PM GMT
    I thought this might be fun. Look at this chart and determine which level you are currently.

    http://www.exrx.net/Testing/WeightLifting/StrengthStandards.html


    Mine:

    BenchPress: between intermediate and advanced
    Deadlift: bet novice and intermediate, closer to intermediate
    Press: very close to intermediate
    Powerclean: bet novice and intermediate
    Snatch: intermediate
    Squat: novice icon_cry.gif I know I need to pay more attention to my legs now.
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    Oct 29, 2011 10:54 PM GMT
    Bench is advanced, deadlift is intermediate, squat and (shoulder?) press are novice =
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    Oct 30, 2011 1:46 AM GMT
    Pretty much intermediate across the board except with snatch and clean. But given I've only trained since March, I'd say it's pretty good
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    Oct 30, 2011 1:52 AM GMT
    Bench Press: Novice
    Deadlift novice
    Press Novice
    Power clean I'll say untrained cause I never tried it before.
    Power snatch untrained since I never have tried this before.
    Squats Elite
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    Oct 30, 2011 2:18 AM GMT
    BenchPress: intermediate (225 1RM)

    Deadlift: intermediate (315 1RM)

    Press: N/A

    Powerclean: N/A (not sure how to equate this with the Russian Kettlebell version for an equivalent, but I think I could do a one arm 72lb KB powerclean)

    Snatch: N/A (same as above, I could probably do a couple of reps w/ 72lb KB single-armed)

    Squat: between intermediate and advanced (405 1RM)
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    Oct 30, 2011 2:27 AM GMT
    by the way, this def helps me put people's claims in perspective, when like 190lb people are like "yeah I do 375" for bench press lol
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    Oct 30, 2011 2:49 AM GMT
    Bench Press: Elite
    Deadlift: Elite
    Press: Elite
    Power clean: Elite
    Snatch: Elite
    Squats: Elite

    Nah I'm probably off the charts (the low end.)
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    Oct 30, 2011 2:54 AM GMT
    BenchPress: intermediate

    Deadlift: intermediate

    Press: ?

    Powerclean: untrained

    Snatch: untrained

    Squat: advanced




    This sucks. Thanks for letting me know what I need to work on.
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    Oct 30, 2011 3:18 AM GMT
    I checked out the link... quite a limited range of exercises and not a very good metric for evaluating strength across different body types and lifting preferences, especially those who are concerned about lower back safety....

    I weigh 165# and far prefer dumbbells to barbels so..

    Right now my best press is a declined dumbbell bench press. I can do two rep maximums with two 100# dumbbells (200#) although I usually like to peak out around 95# (190#) because I don't consider it a good set unless I get at least 4 reps.

    For standing dumbbell curls, I'm maxing with 8 reps at 60# in each hand.

    I'm really good at doing free dips for triceps. I grab the belt and attach a 45# plate and also a 35# plate (80# plus body weight) to the chain to get 8 reps on my first set.
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    Oct 30, 2011 3:22 AM GMT
    westanimas saidI checked out the link... quite a limited range of exercises and not a very good metric for evaluating strength across different body types and lifting preferences, especially those who are concerned about lower back safety....


    I am really glad you brought that up because I was thinking the same thing. I have a bad lower back and that's why my squats and deadlift are sub-par. I am wondering what I can do to overcome that. But that's the topic for another thread I suppose.
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    Oct 30, 2011 3:27 AM GMT
    Cityaznguy said
    westanimas saidI checked out the link... quite a limited range of exercises and not a very good metric for evaluating strength across different body types and lifting preferences, especially those who are concerned about lower back safety....


    I am really glad you brought that up because I was thinking the same thing. I have a bad lower back and that's why my squats and deadlift are sub-par. I am wondering what I can do to overcome that. But that's the topic for another thread I suppose.


    Safety first! I want to be strong, but my bigger goal is to maintain and be strong when I am retired! So many big lifters wear out their bodies...

    I am super careful about my back. I herniated a disk back in college and that took several years of p.t. to really heal correctly.

    That is one reason I love dumbbells, especially using them free-standing. They really make you focus on your balance, and over time they give you EXCELLENT core strength. Back-builders!!

    For legs, I focus on seated leg presses, lunges, and then I do tons of hiking and backpacking. That probably limits some of my lower body gains, but I'm willing to do that for the larger goals mentioned above icon_smile.gif

    Cheers bud- fun thread.
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    Oct 30, 2011 3:28 AM GMT
    I don't get it. What do they mean by body weight? Shouldn't they ask for LEAN body weight?

    By the way... does anyone know if the amount of lean mass correlates to strength?
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    Oct 30, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    westanimas said
    Cityaznguy said
    westanimas saidI checked out the link... quite a limited range of exercises and not a very good metric for evaluating strength across different body types and lifting preferences, especially those who are concerned about lower back safety....


    I am really glad you brought that up because I was thinking the same thing. I have a bad lower back and that's why my squats and deadlift are sub-par. I am wondering what I can do to overcome that. But that's the topic for another thread I suppose.


    Safety first! I want to be strong, but my bigger goal is to maintain and be strong when I am retired! So many big lifters wear out their bodies...

    I am super careful about my back. I herniated a disk back in college and that took several years of p.t. to really heal correctly.

    That is one reason I love dumbbells, especially using them free-standing. They really make you focus on your balance, and over time they give you EXCELLENT core strength. Back-builders!!

    For legs, I focus on seated leg presses, lunges, and then I do tons of hiking and backpacking. That probably limits some of my lower body gains, but I'm willing to do that for the larger goals mentioned above icon_smile.gif

    Cheers bud- fun thread.


    Thx! To prevent injuries I also do front squats and Bulgarian split squats. Especially the latter, I feel it is a great exercise to avoid straining my lower back, and at the same time, very good at strengthening that core. Not my favorite exercise though because it is impossible to cheat on that exercise (especially if you put your free leg in TRX, like how this guy is doing it)

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    Oct 30, 2011 4:06 AM GMT
    westanimas saidI checked out the link... quite a limited range of exercises and not a very good metric for evaluating strength across different body types and lifting preferences, especially those who are concerned about lower back safety....

    I weigh 165# and far prefer dumbbells to barbels so..

    Right now my best press is a declined dumbbell bench press. I can do two rep maximums with two 100# dumbbells (200#) although I usually like to peak out around 95# (190#) because I don't consider it a good set unless I get at least 4 reps.

    For standing dumbbell curls, I'm maxing with 8 reps at 60# in each hand.

    I'm really good at doing free dips for triceps. I grab the belt and attach a 45# plate and also a 35# plate (80# plus body weight) to the chain to get 8 reps on my first set.


    Well they are strength standards.. and cover the core exercises that most people can agree (and research supports) are central to strength corresponding with those categories. I'm not really sure having a strength table for smaller muscles like forearms or calves is really necessary. Not to mention all of those exercises collectively involve other muscles. If I knew more I'd be willing to say all of them, and that is probably true L=icon_razz.gif

    What are you going go say, I'm an elite forearm lifter? lol
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    Oct 30, 2011 6:20 AM GMT
    looks like i'm just above "Novice" for most of these, but close to "Un-trained" for the press and power clean (i haven't really put snatches in my programming).... but let me tell you, it's been hard work even getting to this point, i started out *way* below "un-trained", when i started bench pressing i couldn't even do the empty bar.
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    Oct 30, 2011 6:37 AM GMT
    I'd like to take a test like this, but I don't do these exercises. I have a different plan from my trainer. I probably wouldn't score very high, but it would be fun to see my progress as I get stronger.
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    Oct 30, 2011 7:05 AM GMT
    X > (835,596,000 / 92,844)

    Let X = My strength level.
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    Oct 30, 2011 7:12 AM GMT
    pretty happy w/ my results : D
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    Oct 30, 2011 2:34 PM GMT
    dc415 saidlooks like i'm just above "Novice" for most of these, but close to "Un-trained" for the press and power clean (i haven't really put snatches in my programming).... but let me tell you, it's been hard work even getting to this point, i started out *way* below "un-trained", when i started bench pressing i couldn't even do the empty bar.


    Wow! Great for you! I think I'm gonna have to start from untrained too, because I've got a skinny build too. I think I can't even press the bar too haha.
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    Oct 30, 2011 6:01 PM GMT
    TheChrisGuy said
    dc415 saidlooks like i'm just above "Novice" for most of these, but close to "Un-trained" for the press and power clean (i haven't really put snatches in my programming).... but let me tell you, it's been hard work even getting to this point, i started out *way* below "un-trained", when i started bench pressing i couldn't even do the empty bar.


    Wow! Great for you! I think I'm gonna have to start from untrained too, because I've got a skinny build too. I think I can't even press the bar too haha.


    It just takes some time. I started like that, and then the other day when I was putting the bar up I noticed that it barely felt like anything.
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    Oct 31, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    well if TheChrisGuy is doing gymnastics... gymnasts are strong, and *hot*. icon_lol.gif