Thread: Chimp strength
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Old 09-23-2014, 08:44 AM   #2
Chris Mason
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Re: Chimp strength

Originally Posted by Bob Herald View Post
This is more of a fun question/observation, but I've known several guys over the years that possess what I like to call chimp strength. I have come across many in grappling circles. Usually these guys don't look like much. Sometimes skinny, short, or chubby. Usually they never strength train. Although sometimes they have manual labor jobs, but sometimes not.

These individuals usually have crazy strength for their size. Usually a super strong grip.

Is this type of strength a function of a more developed nervous system? Some type of genetic inheritance? Anybody know someone like this?
Just individual hereditary differences. The nervous system would play a large role, but so would other factors like variances in leverage, myofibrillar makeup, etc.
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