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post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-06-2007, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by J--
before any of us go into the gym and start pumping, we got an entire atmosphere pressing down on our bodies. thats like 30lbs a cm^2. plus, even the weakest of us can bench at least 135. now consider a guy that can bench 250, and another guy that can bench 500. is the latter really twice as strong? cause if you think about it, they both gotta push through say i dont know, 200lbs of air so wouldnit it really be like 450 and 700?
dude 500 is 500. the whole air thing has already been figured in there when the weight is made and doesn't have any bearing on pressing the weight. what you are talking about is gravity and unless it comes and goes, i believe the air and the pressure depending on you altitude stays constent.

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