Quote Originally Posted by J-Sho View Post
Well again what is "really strong"? In terms of "strong athletes" with useful functional strength rather than the ability to lift something heavy above your head and put it down again), if you looked across all olympic athletes you probably won't find any group "stronger" than gymnasts and they generally do little to no weightlifting.

Now i am not saying that this means one should not lift weights, but it is possible to build significant strength without lifting weights.
no ones ever going to clean and jerk 400lb or deadlift 800lb just through doing gymnastics but thay are very strong lads.