(i was going ot post this in teh beginners section but most threads over there are things along the lines of “SHOULD I SQUAT ASS TO GRASS?LAWL!” , so i decided it belonged here instead)
So i just started squatting(ass to grass) in July, and i just hit a 1RM of 113 KG. I don’t think i should count it though because i was almost completely bent forward for the first portion of it.
Normally I’ll do triples of 104 kg. Now I’m super paranoid about leaning too far forward. So, do you think i should focus more on frontsquats to stop this?
Also, I’ve been stuck at 113 kg for over a month, but i also haven’t been deadlifting at all. This makes me beleive that i have created a muscle imbalance and perhaps my lagging squat numbers are due to my negligence of my hamstrings. Do you think this is the case?
final newb question: How fast can one progress? My ATG squat has raised from 180 (lbs) to 250 (lbs) in 3 months, i know this was probably mostly my body learning to be efficient, and probably only 20 pounds was actual new strength. How many pounds increase each month should one aim for?
oh, and if any of this is of importance:
160 pounds (yeah, i weigh NOTHING), 5’10, 4000 calories per day, 9000 mg of fish oil per day, 200 grams of protein per day, mostly casein with some whey and about 35% animal protein.