Alright, I'm curious as to what your guys' opinions are on this topic. Lately (especially in the gym) I've seen some pretty huge guys. The problem is, these huge guys, while able to move large amounts of weights in a pushing or pulling motion, have very little functional strength. For instance; the pull up. Huge guys use the excuse of, "well I weigh more," to explain why they can only do a few at any given time. Now, pound-for-pound strength is something that I've always believed in, and as accordingly, if you weigh 250lbs and I weigh 150lbs, we should be able to do the same amount of pull ups. Why? Because your muscles should have developed strength enough to pull that extra load of weight, as mine have for my smaller size. In layman's terms, the amount you weigh should not matter because your body should be, pound-for-pound, as strong as mine. But, of course, this isn't the case. Guys I see at the gym can, as I said, push and pull large amounts of weight, but have no "functional" strength, which means beyond moving a couch or a fridge, they are little more than useless. I only ask your opinion because I've become more and more curious over time. I am a very small guy at any weight because I'm very lean. I'm not tall, I'm just lean. I've had a lot of large guys at the gym comment on how strong I am for my small size, and in my mind it always comes back to that one thing; functional strength. Sure, I can only bench 160 right now, but I only weigh 135, and I haven't done strength training for over a year now. So what are your opinions on functional strength, one-dimensional strength, and pound-for-pound strength? I've noticed that, especially when I am in a period of weight training, I am pound-for-pound much, much stronger than a lot of the huge muscle-head guys at the gym; I can lift more in proportion to my body weight, I can do more reps at higher intensity, and I can push longer without break. Am I wrong in believing that I, at 135lbs currently, shouldn't be able to do more pull ups or push ups than a guy who weighs 235lbs of muscle because his muscles should be developed enough for him to, pound-for-pound, match my strength?