Do tall or short people have any lifting advantages? Posted on January 29, 2023 by Anonymous Do tall or short people have any lifting advantages?
can put on more strength overall
difficult to escape the ectomorphic look without roids
stronger and can look bigger relative to height/mass
can make gains faster due to shorter/smaller muscles. bulking not as expensive
Tall guys have more leverage. But it takes a lot more work to put on muscle. Tall guys can become a lot stronger.
Newfags claim that manlets have a mechanical advantage due to shorter ROM (like bench press due to shorter arms) and that only manlets can do gymnastics (iron cross) but fail to remember that bigger muscle = stronger muscle, hence why the strongest men alive are all 6'3+.
Eddie Hall / Julius Maddox who are probably the strongest static pressers of recent years and are both around 6'1" (they claim 2" more due to typical e-stats). Sarychev who has the 2nd strongest bench is a 6'5" barefoot guy. Strongmen are usually a bit taller because it's an advantage in e.g. Stones and Truck pulls, but the same really tall dudes will have shitty bench press (e.g. look at Thor/Shaws bench which is in the low 200s), and even these guys aren't more than 6'8". There's reasons we don't see 7 footers break strength records
Dls also favour long arms/tall dudes. look at Thor's pull
>Sarychev who has the 2nd strongest bench is a 6'5" barefoot guy.
kirill was always pretty lean and his record attempt was easy enough that he wasn't at his oeak potential. wonder what he would have pressed if he went full hall mode and benched at a 500lbs bodyweight
dang tall dude on the right is packing that schmeat as well. look at that bulge
imagine your girl being railed by that chad while you sit in the corner jacking off. she's screaming, drooling, his sweat dripping on her face and in her open mouth. so hot
Damn. I can’t even imagine that bc I can’t even find a girl that would cuck me.
Shorter rom / better levers will always favour shorter people. The reason why some WR holders are above average height is that they are essentially scaled up short people with the help of a lot of roids
Btw, the buff guy on the right has 30"+ quads and his back squat 1rm is 80kg, long femurs make him do more than twice the work of an average height guy
bruh the mountain squats like 1000lbs and that bro is tall af
Yet the WR in squat is held by some 5'11" fat powershitter
Bench is held by a 6'1" fatass
The only thing you can give is the deadlift (suit+straps) which is held by 6'8" Hafthor, but iirc the raw deadlift is also held by an average height guy. And wasn't there also some 5'11" polish powershitter that >sumo pulled 505kg?
6'1 isn't "average".
There can be no doubt that taller people who have managed to recruit muscles into their frame have the best chances.
However that's a big IF. The average lanklet has not grown up doing strength training and continued at it and it's going to be vastly harder for a lanklet who starts lifting late to try to look good and lift with lifts requiring good leverage than a manlet. If you're tall it can go either way.
6'1 is above average even in the tallest countries like the netherlands. in the US and southern EU it's legit tall, with all the manlets running around
It's just above average, which seems to be the best range for static strength
My point is we're not seeing truly tall people, i.e. basketball center tier 6'10"+ guys, putting up any meaningful strength numbers with their increased ROM. It's probably mainly because there is barely a chance a guy that height will have the frame to back it up. The strongest guys have wide frames and then on top of it a bit above average height which allows to pack on more muscle mass
Shorter people are better at looking jacked.
Taller people are better at being strong. (takes a lot of food, time and training though)
requires less lean body mass to look like you lift (only on pictures though, once people realize you look like a child next to normal people irl, you look like you overcompensate)
You can get shredded by doing bodyweight pullups/dips as a manlet.
Natty tallfags look disproportionate with skelly arms and big torses
>t. 5'7 manlet
I feel disadvantaged as a 5'10" manlet with long arms.
It's all about proportions anyway. I'm a manlet with short arms so I'm good at pressing and pull ups / chin ups, but I have long as fuck legs for my height. It's taken me two whole years to squat 140kg x 10, whereas I can ohp my bodyweight for reps. There are girls who post on tiktok and shit who can squat 3 plates x 10 after like a year of training
Manlets have it better short term, lanklets have it better long term.
>manlets can easily fill out and look ripped fairly quickly
>but they'll always be a manlet
>lanklets take longer to fill out, but once they reach their potential, they can BTFO 90% of the male population
honestly this... it took me a long ass time to get jacked but once i did i get comments on it almost everywhere i go
squats, deadlifts, and bench are easier as short