Physique means strength advantage?

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  1. AMP187

    AMP187 White Belt

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    I've heard about a coupl eof people who were exceptionally strong for their weight and people have said things like "it might be because they have a short torso and long arms".
    I'm kinda curious how this kinda build would give you an advantage in the weight/strength ratio.
     
  2. yomon

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    simple it wouldn't.
    strength is strength. unless you 4 foot then yes you wil have a leverage advantage.
     
  3. rickdog

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    Exactly, You are describing a leverage advantage more than a strength advantage.
     
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    strength advantage in what?

    example: ground scraping, gorilla arms defintley wont hurt a deadlift.
     
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    Hey, careful when knocking the gorilla arms, I happen to like them
     
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    True, its more of a leverage, then strength advantage. There are other things that factor, muscle fiber type, etc..but why go into it..
     
  7. yomon

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    i would think that long arms would not be an advantage anyways because it would put more stress load on the core of your body or your arm muscles depending on what lift is being performed. I would think to a point shorter limbs would be better for lifting all around because the further the wieght is away from your core the more energy is lost trying to stabalize the weight in relation to your body
     
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    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    Each individual has a certain leverage advantage/disadvantage.
     
  9. carped33z

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    physique definitely affects strength. short arms allow for bigger pushes and pulls. long arms can help in the deadlift. long limbs help in combat sports. depends what the activity is.
     
  10. Zeirhk

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    Yes, I've heard that midgets are real strong, and it's because of their short limbs.
     
  11. cockysprinter

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    that would also be becasue of the mass/strength ratio.
     
  12. short limbs is less dinstance to move the same weight as someone with long limbs so they can usually lift more than a lanky guy.

    in grappling when your elbows are in tight, you're arms have their strength, when out far, they lose it. same princibles.

    doesnt matter in the end if you learn to use your shape and good technique in what you do.
     
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