If your squat is 270 and your deadlift is only 250, then I say you are not squatting deep enough. You should be going below parallel. Take the weight down on your squat and start going ATG.
That will build your hamstrings up to where they should be. Your deadlift should almost always be more than your squat. My max deadlift is 100 lbs more than my max squat below parallel. Also maybe your form is crappy.[/quote]
I squat ATG everytime, all the time.
I do high bar as well.
I think my form might be crap.
Is that you in your avitar pic? if so why are you so weak? you look fit and reasonably strong.
how long have you been deadlifting?
what is your program like? (how often to you deadlift, reps, sets, etc)
Also I agree that your form on squats or deadlifts (or both) must be bad for you to be able to squat more than you pull.[/quote]
Ya, i look very fit but for some reason deadlifts don’t work for me.
I have been deadlifting for 4 months, prior to that i had never deadlifted before in my life. Same with squatting, benching, pressing, etc. I am totally new at this. Started in may of this year.
I started with rippetoes but that stalled (deadlifting problem) so i switched to mad cow’s intermediate 5*5.
Deadlift is wednesdays only and it goes like this.
Squat 5 reps 4 sets. Building up to about 60 percent of my 1 rm.
Then it’s press (only wednesdays too).
Then i do 4 sets of deadlifts (building up) to my last set…5 sets total… All 5 reps.
I think i might be pulling with my back and not my hips.
I try to squeeze my ass on the way up and thrust my hips towards the bar but it’s a no go.
I think a video is in order but it might be a while before that.
When i deadlift i think, drive through heels. Have arms straight and locked out. Shoulder blades back. Legs should be like if you’re in a half squat going on parallel.
Thrust hips towards bar and squeeze gluts as you lift.
Open your knee angle as you pull and when the bar is past the knee caps, open your hip angle (however more or less doing it all at once). Keep lower back arch straight.
Inhale before lift and squeeze core for extra support…etc
Advice is greatly appreciated.