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No, and anyone that claims they do is an idiot. Strength increases aren't linear (lighter people will have a lower 1RM:lean mass ratio) and leverage differences factor in a lot (that's why there's no tall people in any Olympic weight classes under the heavyweights).

Interesting. Is there, then, some exponential equation or system of equations relating, say, flat barbell bench 1RM, arm length and proportions, ribcage size, and combined pectoral and tricep lean mass? I don't care to know such a formula, but it'd be cool if one existed.