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22nd Sep '17 3:58:49 AM jormis29
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* Pick ''any'' OneHitPointWonder NintendoHard [=80s=]/early [=90s=] game where you play a bare-chested, supermuscloid juggernaut. (''Karnov'', ''VideoGame/IkariWarriors'', ''{{VideoGame/Contra}}'', ''VideoGame/SmashTV'', ''VideoGame/TotalCarnage''). Not only do the muscles never come into play (you use guns and the like), but if you touch even the weakest, skinniest {{mook|s}}, YOU ARE DEAD.

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* Pick ''any'' OneHitPointWonder NintendoHard [=80s=]/early [=90s=] game where you play a bare-chested, supermuscloid juggernaut. (''Karnov'', (''VideoGame/{{Karnov}}'', ''VideoGame/IkariWarriors'', ''{{VideoGame/Contra}}'', ''VideoGame/SmashTV'', ''VideoGame/TotalCarnage''). Not only do the muscles never come into play (you use guns and the like), but if you touch even the weakest, skinniest {{mook|s}}, YOU ARE DEAD.
14th Sep '17 8:19:51 AM TheBigBopper
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In RealLife, a person's physique, if not their physical size, is generally a dependable indicator of their physical strength. Muscle strength (force applied in Newtons) is proportional to the 'physiological cross-sectional area' (PCSA) or the total number of fascicles of the muscle.[[note]]Per cross sectional unit area, healthy human muscle produces the same amount of force with little deviation, regardless of whether or not the muscle has been trained and factors such as age and gender.[[/note]] All things being equal, more muscle translates to more strength.

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In RealLife, a person's physique, if not their physical size, is generally a dependable indicator of their physical strength. Muscle strength (force applied in Newtons) is proportional to the 'physiological cross-sectional area' (PCSA) or the total number of fascicles of the muscle.[[note]]Per cross sectional unit area, healthy human muscle produces the same amount of force with little deviation, regardless of whether or not the muscle has been trained and factors such as age and gender.sex.[[/note]] All things being equal, more muscle translates to more strength.
13th Sep '17 5:59:08 PM sampleman
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* In ''Literature/EntirelyPresentingYou'' Alexis gets thinner and thinner as the story progresses, yet she boasts incredible super strength.

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* In ''Literature/EntirelyPresentingYou'' ''Literature/EntirelyPresentingYou'', Alexis gets thinner and thinner as the story progresses, yet she boasts incredible super strength.
13th Sep '17 5:58:43 PM sampleman
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* In ''Literature/EntirelyPresentingYou'' Alexis gets thinner and thinner as the story progresses, yet she boasts incredible superstrength.

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* In ''Literature/EntirelyPresentingYou'' Alexis gets thinner and thinner as the story progresses, yet she boasts incredible superstrength.super strength.
13th Sep '17 5:56:46 PM sampleman
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* In ''Literature/EntirelyPresentingYou'' Alexis gets thinner and thinner as the story progresses, yet she boasts incredible superstrength.
12th Sep '17 9:51:33 PM Psychadelico
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** The player character is a small child, but can take on monsters much larger and stronger then themselves.

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** The player character is a small child, but can take on monsters much larger and stronger then themselves. Admittedly, it's all-but-outright stated that this is because monsters have less to worry about from physical harm than they do the KillingIntent behind it.
5th Sep '17 4:25:08 AM Skebaba
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** This is because Gallifreyans are optimized to balanced perfection via genetical engineering as an entire race, meaning they are the perfect beings you can be while also being jack-of-all-trades, and fitting in amongst the other species, most of which are humanoids. Hence they have genetically optimized muscles, which are way more compact than humans have, enabling them to even lift androids made out of different alloys off the floor by their neck, single handedly.
2nd Sep '17 8:20:14 AM FlashRebel
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* As if LuckyLuke's [[FastestGunInTheWest ridiculous]] [[TheGunslinger skills]] [[ImprobableAimingSkills with guns]] weren't enough, he also sends opponents much bigger than himself fly away in fist fights with inexplicably powerful haymakers.
12th Aug '17 4:33:12 AM trentongm
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* People can vary a lot in the speed at which their muscles contract. This stems from differences in people's nervous systems, and doesn't increase ''strength'' in the most technical sense, but it has huge implications for how strength is expressed. Being able to apply strength quickly allows someone to lift heavier weights since higher acceleration makes the lift more efficient, and in combat sports two equally muscular people with very big gap neuro-muscular efficiency might show little difference in grappling force, but the more efficient fighter's strikes will have ''way'' more impact.

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* People can vary a lot in the speed at which their muscles contract. This stems from differences in people's nervous systems, and doesn't increase ''strength'' in the most technical sense, but it has huge implications for how strength is expressed. Being able to apply strength quickly allows someone to lift heavier weights since higher acceleration makes the lift more efficient, and in combat sports two equally muscular people with very big a large gap in neuro-muscular efficiency might show little difference in grappling force, but the more efficient fighter's strikes will have ''way'' more impact.
12th Aug '17 4:32:37 AM trentongm
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* People can vary a lot in the speed at which their muscles contract. This stems from differences in people's nervous systems, and doesn't increase ''strength'' in the most technical sense, but it has huge implications for how strength is expressed. Being able to apply strength quickly allows someone to lift heavier weights since higher acceleration makes the lift more efficient, and in combat sports two equally muscular people with very different neuro-muscular efficiency might show little difference in grappling force, but the more efficient fighter's strikes will have ''way'' more impact.

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* People can vary a lot in the speed at which their muscles contract. This stems from differences in people's nervous systems, and doesn't increase ''strength'' in the most technical sense, but it has huge implications for how strength is expressed. Being able to apply strength quickly allows someone to lift heavier weights since higher acceleration makes the lift more efficient, and in combat sports two equally muscular people with very different big gap neuro-muscular efficiency might show little difference in grappling force, but the more efficient fighter's strikes will have ''way'' more impact.
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