You work out and sure enough you want that to show, but there is always someone bigger or fitter, right? Chances are, your system of reference is a little off.
What this table doesn't account for is how much fat the average upper arm carries at 13 inches and what those 27 push-ups really look like.
But They Are All Bigger!When you go to the gym, you meet guys who, well, go to the gym, too.When you train at home, you are likely to join fitness communities where other guys hang out that train and they post their stats and pictures.You look at these guys, some being this huge and strong, and you may feel like you are just a puny excuse for a male of our species.In reality, you simply surrounded yourself with men that are far from the norm. Your system of reference is off. To find out how you really stack up against the vast majority of guys out there, check these stats. They represent the true averages, taken from the general male population:
|Stat||The Average Guy|
|Height||5'9" (1.75 m)|
|Body Mass Index (BMI)||26.6 (25+ = overweight)|
|Biceps||13 inches (33 cm) flexed|
|Chest||40 inches (102 cm) inhaled|
|Back||16.2 inches (41.1 cm)|
|Waist||34 inches (86.3 cm)|
|Benchpress 1RM||160 lbs (72.5 kg)|
|Push-Ups For One Minute||27|
|Grip Strength||110 lbs (49.9 kg)|
|Time To Run 1 Mile||12 minutes, 17 seconds|