i saw the other thread about squats bigger than deads but i didnt want to hi-jack it with this post. so…
i have always been able to dead more than i can squat. alot more. be it sumo or conventional vs. wide or narrow. my best deads have been 455sumo/505conventioal dead.(1year ago)
315 wide/335 narrow squat.(1yr ago)
im just getting back into things but as an example, on my last DE day i pulled 365 for 8sets of 1 (i can pull the 365 as fast as i can pull 245, so yes, my speed is good). this was after doing speed box squats with straight weight.
for my speed squats 9x2 i used 185 (much more and i slowed down too much).
my max squat is around 275. i failed at 285, but did 235 for 6 sets of 1. i can max triple 235. all of this pretty much points to my 275 max squat being accurate. right?
today on ME SQUAT/DEAD i did some deads before suspended safety bar good mornings. this was the first time i did the susp. safety bar gms and i tripled 225 (these things are fucking wicked by the way!).
my deads were, off a 5"box.
i just did these to warm up. then i switched to sumo (i was curious to see where i was with my sumo since ive only been deading conventional lately)
im pretty sure im good for 450.
i stopped there becuase i didnt want to wear myself out for the ME GOOD MORNINGS.
my current conventional dead max is probably around 450 too. maybe more.
so, deads are obviously my strong point but i cant figure out why. it looks like im going to beat my PR’s from a year ago at a lighter bodyweight. i have done ALOT more deadlifting than i have squating in the past. still, im pretty comfortable with my squat form, which basically mirrors my sumo-dead stance (of course im not quite to parallel in the beginning of my sumo dead…).
do you guys think i just need to keep working my squat and it will improve with frequency of training or am i lacking strength somewhere?
thanks for the help guys,