Something that I dont understand from My Hero Academia it's something characters which supposedly have average resistance (because their quirks arent about resistance) are able to resist One for All. For example, Shoto in it's battle with Midoriya (and wasnt this One for All 100%?) How was Shoto Todoroki able to resist One for All?
The answer is basically given in chapter 22 of the manga. When Midoria tells All Might that he managed to hit Nomu without breaking his arm, they come to the conclusion that Midoria subconsciously limited his power output to avoid causing lethal harm to other humans. Mostly possible, that during his fight with Todoroki, he has limited his power in the same way.
The power level of that punch or others are not specifically stated in the manga or somewhere else.
- We know that Izuku's current limit of %20. More than that harms him. This is also valid if he is using Full Cowl.
- In many fights Izuku exaggerates the power output of his quirk. Muscular fight is the best example for this. He never uses %100 output nor that he can stand that kind of harm.
So since he is not using Full Cowl here we can assume his power output is noting more than %10. Because his power output is only %5-6 without Full Cowl.
I think there are multiple answers like endevor training shoto through painful ways so now shoto is immune to some painful attacks and that we probly know that deku can roughly control the power he uses on someone so as he did not want to severely injure shoto he used 1 or 3 something percent i think both.