So I’m entering my first meet on July 21, 2007.
Wt: 192 lbs
I’m having trouble with my squat, specifically, trouble staying upright and falling forward too much. Any advice on this? I know Dave Tate says do more good mornings, but my good mornings aren’t bad.
Box squat = 365, 3 weeks ago
Good morning = 285, about month ago
Squat = ?
Today I worked up to 315 on squat, and did 3 reps, 2 reps, 1 rep.
Then I did speed box squats w/ 225 for 2 reps.
Ok, I need help. After reading some old articles, Dave Tate suggests only squatting in competition. Should I just box squat from now until the meet and not squat at all?
What about different max effort exercises ? What else can I do besides Good Mornings?
And should I train the deadlift, maybe cycle it, or not train at all?
Deadlift = 465, as of last week.
Rack Pull from inch below knee = 655, several weeks ago.
My weekness is off the floor, as demonstrated by a nearly 200lb gap between pulling from the floor and pulling from the rack.
My weakness is getting the bar past mid shin. Once past mid-shin, I can drag up and over my knee, and once over the knee, I can lock it out. But I have to get off the floor and past mid-shin. Suggestions? I can’t find any exercises for off-the-floor weakness, just lock-out weakness (like rack pulls, and deadlifting w/ bands).
Will just more box squatting help my off-the-floor deadlift strength?
I know this is a long post, but I really appreciate any advice/suggestions anyone is willing to give. Thanks in advance.
I guess I’m looking for exercise suggestions and frequency on what can bring up the weaknesses I’ve described.
If you need clarification on what I’m asking about, or what my weakness/what I’m doing wrong, just ask and I’ll try and be more specific.