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Male-Female Strength/Wrestling Question

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Proton Soup
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Ah... these are Powerthirst users, huh? (Love the 2nd one - "You'll feel like a jet fighter made of biceps!!!")
heh, pretty much
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Nov6-08, 07:35 PM
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In regards to strength stuff, here is a woman lifting weight equal to her own body weight for fifteen reps:

Quicktime, Windows Media

I don't know how relevant this kind of strength would be to wrestling but even when I was in better shape (weighed less than I do now and did more weightlifting) I would never have come even remotely close to being able to do anything like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnE6d...eature=related

And here is a guy bench pressing 1080 pounds. I think it is safe for me to say without being sexist that it will be impossible for any woman to ever bench press that much, their bodies simply aren't built the way like a man's is.


Here is a guy benching 585 lbs (which is probably more than double his weight) 22 times

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPaZ...eature=related

(doesn't really get the full range of motion, but he still is benching it like it is nothing)
Proton Soup
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Nov6-08, 07:55 PM
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Quote Quote by gravenewworld View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnE6d...eature=related

And here is a guy bench pressing 1080 pounds. I think it is safe for me to say without being sexist that it will be impossible for any woman to ever bench press that much, their bodies simply aren't built the way like a man's is.


Here is a guy benching 585 lbs (which is probably more than double his weight) 22 times

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPaZ...eature=related

(doesn't really get the full range of motion, but he still is benching it like it is nothing)
the first one, that guy is certainly a great athlete and genetically gifted, but he's also full of steroids and using a "bench shirt" that provides a good deal of elastic rebound to get the weight off the chest.

the second one is from the "Arnold" exhibition, and the plates are fake.
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Nov6-08, 07:57 PM
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Quote Quote by gravenewworld View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnE6d...eature=related

And here is a guy bench pressing 1080 pounds. I think it is safe for me to say without being sexist that it will be impossible for any woman to ever bench press that much, their bodies simply aren't built the way like a man's is.
Oh yeah, no question that men have far greater potential in terms of the absolute poundage they can handle. No worries that some chick is going to outdo Magnús Ver Magnússon or something. (Did anyone see his cameos on The Daily Show? Awesome.)

My thought was more along the lines of, can a woman who is at that peak of physical strength, if you figure that's the top 1% or 2% of all women, and assuming that she knows the basics of wrestling and has the right reflexes, can she be expected to beat something like 70% or 80% or 90% of men? I don't know enough about wrestling and how important strength is to know.
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Nov6-08, 08:01 PM
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I don't know enough about wrestling and how important strength is to know.
I wonder how much center of gravity would make a difference in wrestling? Perhaps a lower center of gravity would give women a slight advantage?
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Quote Quote by CaptainQuasar View Post
In regards to strength stuff, here is a woman lifting weight equal to her own body weight for fifteen reps:

Quicktime, Windows Media

I don't know how relevant this kind of strength would be to wrestling but even when I was in better shape (weighed less than I do now and did more weightlifting) I would never have come even remotely close to being able to do anything like this.
She's going to regret those locked elbows some day. If you're going to lift that sort of weight, learn to do it right...and safely.

I could probably lift HER body weight (she looks pretty petite ). I'm not sure I could ever lift my own body weight...the stronger I get, the heavier I am, so I don't think I could ever catch up. I can drag my body weight (that's how much the sheep I work with weigh, and I can drag them a few feet), and I can flip over an adult male dead weight (um...really dead), and I know I can lift at least 80 lb bags of feed from the floor to waist height. I'm not sure I could lift that over my head though, nor do I want to try.
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Nov6-08, 08:49 PM
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Ah, well, if I ever meet you in person I think I'll refrain from wrestling you.
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I wonder how much center of gravity would make a difference in wrestling? Perhaps a lower center of gravity would give women a slight advantage?
It depends on the style of wrestling. There's a pretty huge variety out there.

Superior technique and timing can overcome size and strength advantages in most forms of wrestling. The MMA circuits have a number of 'giant' guys that regularly get beaten by guys that are much smaller than they are. Naturally, other things being equal, size and strength can win out.
neu
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Nov19-08, 10:01 AM
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I read your post and decided to experiment myself. I went out and wrestled a 9 year old girl, she didn't stand a chance. If fact last time I checked she's still where I left her.

Thanks,
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Yes of course and I agree you are not very strong for a male or female but that isn't a bad thing. My boyfriend of almost 2 years is shorter and Far weaker than I am and we find it to be most enjoyable, especially when wrestling or.... ;) in bed. If you enjoy it have fun with it there is nothing wrong with it! Please feel free to blush, us strong girls love to make guys blush. ;)
Amy
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Hi, I'm interested in hearing honest opinions/experiences on male versus female strength. As a perhaps below-average strength guy (150 lbs, can bench 70 lbs ten times at most) I've often found women stronger than me, and many have pinned me in friendly wrestles. Wondering if men or women on this list have experiences to share, I'm curious if women often surprise their male friends or mates by being stronger. Thanks, Kevin
well if you talk only about wrestling than a more experienced female wrestler(assuming she is the same weight as you are)can pin a you as embarrassing as this may sound but it's true because wrestling is not all about strength as for functional strength women can be stronger than a man if she works out every day,lifts weights and stuff like that but only thing i prefer women to stay in the kitchen only and let the men pump some iron.

But generally speaking men ARE stronger than women not always though.
Proton Soup
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Feb9-11, 11:45 AM
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heh, feeling kinda dumb here. i just realized the OP probably had a fetish for this.
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Feb9-11, 01:42 PM
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Women have more muscle attached to the pelvic area than men do. Never challenge a woman to Indian leg wrestling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHTcR...eature=related
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Women have more muscle attached to the pelvic area than men do.
well..., they should have more muscles in that place if you know what i mean
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Feb15-11, 02:09 PM
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well..., they should have more muscles in that place if you know what i mean
They should when that whole structure is flooded with Elastin... and... yeah ouch.

@Proton Soup: JUST?!

So... if I gather this correctly, we're ignoring joint-locks, vascular and nerve strikes, and that kind of thing right? I mean, if I'm wrestling with a woman who's been learning how to strike my brachial plexus with her pinky toe, I'm doomed even if she's a pixie. By the same token, give her a gun and the same outcome arises. To be meaningful, this would have to be, "of equal size, skill, and cardiovascular fitness", and then gender is really not the issue.
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Feb15-11, 03:15 PM
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They should when that whole structure is flooded with Elastin... and... yeah ouch.

@Proton Soup: JUST?!

So... if I gather this correctly, we're ignoring joint-locks, vascular and nerve strikes, and that kind of thing right? I mean, if I'm wrestling with a woman who's been learning how to strike my brachial plexus with her pinky toe, I'm doomed even if she's a pixie. By the same token, give her a gun and the same outcome arises. To be meaningful, this would have to be, "of equal size, skill, and cardiovascular fitness", and then gender is really not the issue.
well, you know, i think it's fun for its own sake. i just don't remember catching the schmoe aspect of the OP before.

do some bridges, build a neck, protect your nerves.

yeah, women simply never match men on any show of strength, regardless of pelvic surface area. if they did, there would be no need for separate track events.
nismaratwork
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Feb15-11, 03:17 PM
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well, you know, i think it's fun for its own sake. i just don't remember catching the schmoe aspect of the OP before.

do some bridges, build a neck, protect your nerves.

yeah, women simply never match men on any show of strength, regardless of pelvic surface area. if they did, there would be no need for separate track events.
Agreed... although if anyone ever asks me to bridge again I'll smack 'em! I wrestled in grade and early highschool... I've bridged and sprawled so much if you clap the right way I hit the deck.

edit: From that experience, I've been on both sides of about 40 POUNDS weight difference, and not due to muscular fitness. When I was the one with the extra weight, I won, but only because of greater experience. Yeah, it's great to use that weight and smother the other contestant, but if they're lean and quick it's not easy to get INTO that position. When I was the slimmer one, I won again, but ONLY because I'm wide-framed and this guy was the original ectomorph, and it wasn't pretty.
Loren Booda
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Feb15-11, 08:31 PM
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Have you ever wrestled a two-year-old? When trying to hold on to them, they put up quite a fight. Just ask their Mom or Dad.


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