What Your Pulling Height Tells You About Your Olympic Lifts
Average Male Height World
The average American male height is 6 feet 1 inch (1.83 meters).
The average world population stands at 7 billion people. So the total number of men in the world is equal to one third of all the women in the world. If we consider only men, then there are 3,076,000,000 men worldwide! That’s almost one person every minute. If we take into account the fact that most of them live in developed countries, then the ratio becomes even higher: 2,972 million men in the world!
The following table shows what your pulling height tells you about your Olympic lifts.
Pulling Height (Inches) Weight Class Pulled Over Bar?
1 5’11” 200 lbs. Powerlifting 3 2 4’10” 190 lbs. Squatting 3 2 4’8″ 180 lbs. Clean & Jerk 3 2 5’4″ 160 lbs. Deadlift 3 2 6’0″ 135 lbs. OHP 3 2 6’2″ 125 lbs. Bench Press 4 1 6’3″ 115 lbs. Row 4 1 6’5″ 95 lbs.
The data was collected for healthy 19-year old men. It is based on their standing height, which is measured while the man stands up straight.
Average Man Height
The average man height is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters) for men all over the world.
The average male in the U.S. is slightly taller than the rest of the world’s population. For every 1.6 inches above 5 feet 10 inches, a man’s salary increases by an average of $800 a year. For every inch below 5 feet 10 inches, it decreases by an average of $3300 a year.
It is fascinating that the taller the person, the better paid they are in their job. But this tallness also has its downsides.
A person cannot be too tall or else they would start having health problems.
It is interesting to compare the average height of men with the average height of women. The average female height is 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 meters).
If you are trying to do an activity, then your height compares to the average heights of people in your country.
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A preliminary investigation of the biomechanical and perceptual influence of chain resistance on the performance of the snatch by CA Coker, JM Berning… – Journal of Strength and …, 2006 – search.proquest.com
Olympic Weightlifting by CP Form – crossfitlondonuk.com