First, thanks for comments, and some good advice. I definately need work on upper pecs and shoulders…and arms.
Responses: my deadlift is so weak compared to my squat because I have a complete avulsion of one of my hamstring muscles. One doc said it’s the long head of my biceps femoris.
When I had a knee surgery I asked my surgeon to look at my hammy and see if surgery was an option. He took a look at it, noticed that it was a complete tear right through the middle of the muscle belly and asked me if I had ever tried to sew spaghetti together.
That took care of that- I’ve done a lot of work to bring that hamstring back up- but there just isn’t as much tissue left so it’s tough.
My training has been more for performance/heavy weights than bodybuilding style. I do a lot of Westside based workouts. More recently (last year or so) I’ve been trying out Waterbury and Thib based workouts.
My back work is usually some variations of weighted pullups, bent over rows, deads, good mornings, sometimes db rows, and I throw in seated cable rows for postural work.
I threw in a shot of calves and hamstrings to show right hammy you can see some strange shape to the muscle- that’s the leg I tore up.