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post #8 of (permalink) Old 12-03-2011, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by xeberus View Post
The main lifts that add functional strength are: squats, deads, rows, clean (or some variant) and bench/incline.

That being said it's all about leverage. Strength vs Strength is only equal in equal position. It's all in how it's applied. Core strength is everything, it's how you do anything. Your body is basically in two pieces, and your core is the connector and the more conditioned and powerful your core the better functionality you are going to have. The amount of energy you can transfer into shooting or even a punch greatly depends on your core strength.

You ever see a guy in the squat rack curling? His arms are twice as big as mine, just rippling with muscle and veins. What are the odds this guy can hit anywhere near as hard or fast as I can? Probably not that great. At the same time I've man handled guys bigger and stronger than me and I've been tapped by someone smaller.

I keep thinking about marquardt vs sonnen
Well done Master Xeb, hit it right on the button!
Originally Posted by lazyfighter View Post
Hey thanks for the replies I havnt been online for a bit so couldnt reply.
I guess that clears it up a little.
Just confused me.
I cant bench a lot I rep about 80-90kg for 5-8reps
Not weight trained for a while and only do dumbell bench now with the 32kg dumbells. But the other guys comment on my strength on the mats and I find it easy to beat a guy who reps 120kg and has generally stronger lifts than me.
Dont get me wrong I still use weights and will do in the future to gain strength.
I can see how it doesnt translate well to mma.

Anyone else kinda get annoyed when someone comes into the gym and reps better weight? Random question but it destroys my confidence.
When someone has a superior bench, squat, dead, what have you, it doesn't bother me. If I get ragdolled and mounted is what usually irks me!

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