does it? if ugetting stronger wi.l u get bigger? and what bout the other way around if u getting bigger will u get stronger?
Thread: does strength equal size?
09-13-2008, 08:16 AM #1
09-13-2008, 08:20 AM #2
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i know that getting bigger isn't going to necessarily make you stronger. size does not equal strength
but i dont know about strength=size, i was going to post that question but you did before me lolThe Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you're a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds.
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09-13-2008, 08:22 AM #3
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strength is good cos you can gain strength without gaining mass, and with gaining mass.
when you bodybuild, if you increase in size, your lifts will usually increase too. but this is an indivdual experience, someone can be stronger and smaller than you.Powerlifter at PTC Performance Training Centre
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09-13-2008, 08:26 AM #5
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09-13-2008, 08:27 AM #7
Depends on diet really. But I always thought of it as, if you're getting bigger.. you're more than likely getting stronger. You probably wont be lifting the same weight and getting huge, same with getting stronger. You can't be pushing heavy ass weight without gaining some size, even if your diet is ****. (IE. Football players)Currently cutting.
09-13-2008, 08:31 AM #8
09-13-2008, 08:37 AM #9
in general terms yes
directly comparing bbing to powerling, no
generally if youre more muscular youre going to be decently strong. decently as in not benching 135 for reps on bench if youre 200+ at a decent bf%
you still gain strength/size/endurance regardless how you train, just at different paces.
a lot of people think Im stronger than I actually am, and Ive seen lots of people who are by no means huge put up some serious weight$
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09-13-2008, 09:37 AM #17
yes and no, with strength comes some sizes, you dont see 100lb jockies benchin 300, so yes you haf to have SOME size to have strentgh, but 2 , 200lb guys could bench diffrent amounts and visualy be the same█♣█ -------------------------------█♣█
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09-13-2008, 09:44 AM #18
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Size does not equal strength... usually when you add size you are in turn adding strength, but there are way more efficient ways to add strength than bodybuilding routines.. and you can add ****loads of strength without adding muscle. Look at 120 oly lifters, they clean and jerk more than the whole teen section.. this is because they train for strength, by strengthening the recruitation capabilities of the Central Nervous System(CNS).. the more muscle motor units your CNS can recruit per contraction the stronger you are going to be.. this is why some ppl seem to be gifted with strength, their CNS is more responsive.. and this is why huge guys that are generally unhealthy can be really weak compared to their size, because your body needs to be fully functional and healthy for your systems to be at full speed.. this is why i laugh when i see so many people aiming to get stronger or bigger, yet they dont care about their health.. health and performance and physicality are closely related.
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09-13-2008, 10:21 AM #21
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increase in strength will always lead to some size
and an increase in size will lead to some strength
but the offset between strength and size depends on your level of training and the kind of routine you do
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