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Old 10-29-2007, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Average strength of mma fighter?

was thinking of my strength today and how it would compare to a ufc middleweights strengthcaus im 178 lbs and that would be the closest weightclass. so just wondering if any one knew or could think of what the average middleweight benchpress, clean, and squat were.
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Old 10-29-2007, 09:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Does how much you can lift really effect how strong you are? I can't lift as much as some people but I'm loads stronger grappling
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Lifting is a very inaccurate measure but it does have some truth. Obviously a guy who can only bench press the bar is going to be heavily outclassed by someone benching in the 200s. Unfortunately things like the bench press say very little for functional muscle strength.
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I mean lifting helps but there is a difference between bodybuilding strength and functional strength used in MMA
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I mean lifting helps but there is a difference between bodybuilding strength and functional strength used in MMA
That's why you have to be the best at both worlds, you need that strength when it comes down to picking somebody up and dropping them on their head, and controlling them in mount.

Also your punchs will hurt more
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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very rough estimate of average... just because people love numbers (really varies)
200lbs bench press, 250lbs squat, 160lbs clean
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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very rough estimate of average... just because people love numbers (really varies)
200lbs bench press, 250lbs squat, 160lbs clean
I wouldn't say that at all my wrestler friend weighs 145 and can bench 260
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I wouldn't say that at all my wrestler friend weighs 145 and can bench 260
extremely stupid comment

we're talking about joe average the fighter not a wrestler friend you brag about how much can bench
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I wouldn't say that at all my wrestler friend weighs 145 and can bench 260
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Tank Abbot benched a silly amount 700lb or something, and Houston Alexander benched 450lb. Both good punchers. Mikey Burnett was also a power lifter and was strong for MMA. Not all strong people fight well though.

Never did cleans myself. I do 400Lb (180kg) deadlift, 120kg squat (changing technique), weak 80kg bench. I don't do MMA, but if u watch the way Igor Bochanchin punches, its all upper torso vs legs.

I think farm boys and wrestlers are stronger generally.

I do mostly free weights, which builds stabilizing muscles making u bigger than if u did it with a machine.
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