Strength sports and world records seem to not be relieable measurments for upper limits of humanoid strength since in most sports what was back then a world record level amount of strength and endurance is day by day becoming less and less impressive, even ''just good enough'' some times. Back then you were considered a steroid user if you had X amount of strength, nowadays random kids pop up on the daily with X*2 strength and world records increase every 2-5 years.
And when it comes to ''calculating'' the strength of various animals, there are some studies examinig and predicting the possible strength of extinct animals but I have no idea how they do it.
What are the rough and scuffed methods and parameters to make realistically strong fictional creatures?
The question is limited to real types of cells and mechanisms that could work in a fictional creature, so no such thing as; robots, silicon based life forms with crystal muscles or creatures with titanium muscle cells.