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Front Squat/Back Squat Correlation?


#1

What weight are you using for your front squat and back squat? I am doing 315 at 5x5-back and only 155 5x5-front. I feel that my front squat is significantly lacking compared to my back squat.
I would like to know if there is any correlation between the two? Like if the back squat is___ then front should be ____ or is it just not that simple.

And does anyone think that my numbers are evenly matched, and fine?


#2

You’re asking about your 315 5x5 in the beginner’s forum?


#3

Yea, I guess…where should I post it?


#4

How long have you been lifting?

BTW front squat should be a good bit less than back squat.


#5

If you’ve never done a front squat before than that may explain the low weight. You may want to do a few weeks of higher reps than 5 just to get used to it, but your numbers should shoot up quickly.

I don’t know any percentages, or exact weight ratios’ but 155 is low and you should at least be above 225.


#6

4 crappy years and 2 decent. I have only been doing front squat for about 7-8 months.
I understand that the front should be a good amount less than back but, I was just wondering if there is a good correlation as to what a decent balance is? and I was looking for feed back from others as to what thier correlation is?


#7

I’m more efficient with the front than I am with the back. Not sure what that says about me other than I’d excel in a prison environment.


#8

[quote]NeelyDan wrote:
I’m more efficient with the front than I am with the back. Not sure what that says about me other than I’d excel in a prison environment.[/quote]

I dont even know what that means but ok…thanks for the reply, what are your numbers like?


#9

[quote]gbock wrote:
NeelyDan wrote:
I’m more efficient with the front than I am with the back. Not sure what that says about me other than I’d excel in a prison environment.

I dont even know what that means but ok…thanks for the reply, what are your numbers like?
[/quote]

It was a joke…


#10

Thanks, I also posted this question in the Strength Sports section and have been getting good feedback over there in case anyone is interested…


#11

Yeah, that’s what I was saying. Post there, not here. You’re not a beginner.


#12

I asked the same questions awile back. The consenus was about 75% of back squat.