An individual who has a great deal of muscle mass will be able to lift more weight than he would be able to with less muscle mass. There is a nice combination of science and simple. Look guys, dont complicate this. I think it was said in generalities that bigger guys lift heavier weights. Sure, you will have the little tazmanian devil in the gym that can lift freakish amounts of weight because of his biomechanical makeup both genetic and taught. BUT, in general a person with more muscle mass lifts more than he or she would with less muscle mass and in general (to a point) the more weight you lift and the stronger you get, the bigger you get.
i agree, but when you compare someone like jay cutler to a powerlifter in a lighter weight class, this theory does not stand. but of course in general a more muscular person will be stronger, i'm just saying that it's not an absolute statment as there are exceptions like you just stated.
but still to say that more muscle equals more strengh is not an absolute statement. in general yes the larger guys are stronger, but it's not an absolute. like i mentioned before there's a guy at our gym with what i would say is around 25" quads who puts up 405lb for roughly 8 and weighs about 160lb
its only heavy to others who cant do that weight or can only do it for singles.
sigh......no it's really not so blantantly obvious. our two definitions of strength differ here. weapon and i are talking about the exteremly strong as in powerlifters for 1-3 reps, and your talking about heavy weight (heavy only being relative to the general population) used for a set of 10+ reps. the man who can squat 800lb for 1 is stronger than the bodybuilder who squats 455 for sets of 15, but the bber is bigger (see jay cutler). why do tim and yourself think so many things are absolutes? did you read the brief exchange between creator and I? are those not fair statements.
i would like you to address the young man who trains at our gym who is no more than 160ish and puts up weight for monster reps. scientific explanation please? he is about 5'9 with a fairly athletic build. go.