Tall People Lifting Weights
January 1, 2005 6:23 PM Subscribe
I heard once that taller people have a harder time lifting weights. It seems logical enough an idea. Because taller people have longer limbs the same amount of weight will have great leverage. So it would take a larger muscle on the person with the longer limbs.
If someone 5 foot 4 inches can dumbell press X amount of weight how much more impressive is someone 6 foot 4 doing the same amount? Is there a nifty equation even?
posted by Napierzaza to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (13 answers total)