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Pushing capacity of a human being

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Homework Statement


Does anyone know the average pushing force a human being can exert?


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The Attempt at a Solution


I did some research online but didn't find anything.
 

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I think the question is rather ambiguous. 1. with help of pulley or any other simple machine? 2. account for muscle (prob?) 3. friction?

I looked up "strongest man alive" and I got: Mariusz Pudzianowski

So I guess you can look at his stats and conclude on that.
 
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I believe the average maximum force would be around 175 kilonewtons
 
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Gib Z
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I believe the average maximum force would be around 175 kilonewtons
Are you sure about that? Thats 18 tonnes of weight. Seems a bit much.
 
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Are you sure about that? Thats 18 tonnes of weight. Seems a bit much.
woops i meant 17.5
 

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