What track athletes are squatting 3.5x BW, cleaning 2x BW, and benching 2x BW?
A decathlete like Bryan Clay would have to squat 297kg, clean 170 kg, and bench 170 kg. I don’t see that happening, does anyone else?
As Ato Boldon says, the 400 lbs. benches and 600 lbs. squats for sprinters are myths.
Bryan is not all that far off those numbers. He’s hit around 160-165kg clean and bench and 250kg parallel squat. All 3 very close to 2x/2x/3x BW. He’s also weighing closer to 80kg than 85 these days.
He’s got perfect proportions for lifting big weights, and is past “strong enough” but his best lifts put him awfully close to those numbers.
Other (taller) guys like Trey Hardee – do not do near the same # vs. body weight – but are taller, so get the “discount” I outlined.
I’d guess Walter Dix can put up some pretty big numbers.