[quote author="Matt Norquist (WashedupDec)" date="1282596905"]As a general rule of thumb, here would be my proposed guidelines (with taller athletes getting a 10% discount and shorter athletes a 10% premium). There are benefits to getting it higher than below, but once at that level, I believe it is strong enough to not be a limiting factor in performance.
1. Parallel Squat: 2x BW
2. Power Clean: 1.5x BW
3. Bench Press: 1.5x BW
4. Military Press: 1x BW
5. Dead-lift: 2.5x BW
Is this the same for girls? This seems like a bit much for girls IMO.[/quote]
No – I would think it is dramatically different for girls. Have no frame of reference, however, to say what girls should be at.
I do know that a couple elite PVers I’ve trained with (at appr. 130#) were power cleaning 175 (1.35x) and Bench Pressing 155 (1.2x). This is an athlete who was around 5’5″ – with 12.low 100 speed, and 40′ TJ ability.