Hi T-Nation. Really enjoying all the fantastic info and articles. I'm 42 years old and started CrossFit about 18 months ago. I haven't been training for 10 years prior to that. My 1RM on the main lifts are unusual compared to other lifters and I was wondering whether this is due to a large "ape index" affecting my leverage and/or range of motion, and what advise you have to help me align the weight ratio between the main lifts to what is more normal.
My ape index (wingspan/height)=1.08. Benchpress=265# / squat=231# / deadlift=353# / Bodyweight= 172#. So, my benchpress is quite a bit heavier than my squat, despite CrossFit involving some form of squat about every day. I do no other sport and have never done any.