If you take two individuals who lift the same weight, on say Bench Press and compare their work load to one another, is the taller person actually doing more work because of the distance?
Person 1: 5'9, 200lbs, bench max 230x5
Person 2: 6'2 200lbs, bench max 230x5 .....
Obviously the person who is taller has a longer reach, or extension to complete a full rep bench pressing.
For person 1 if they have a 1:1 ratio their arm span is 69 inches. For person 2 if they have a 1:1 ratio their arm span is 74 inches.
That's an overall 10 inch difference when taking both arms into consideration. Thats roughly a 8% or 20lb difference due to distance.
So does this mean person two is actually stronger than person 1?