Eh I’m going to have to disagree here. Yes squatting will absolutely benefit your pull. But squatting ain’t everything. Especially at your point in training. You also need to continue to build up the erectors, low back, and grip amoung other things. Using the squat to get there is most deffinately the slower road.
I would train on a squat+assistance/bench+assistance/deadlift+assistance/optional upper body rep day type of split. it’s worked for me, and pretty much everyone else who’s done it at your point in training. Eat heavilly and make progress.
I absolutely agree. Relying solely on squatting to increase your deadlift is doing you an injustice. The people who do this are very advanced.
The routine that zephead4747 listed in something you should be following. Keep it simple and you will hit 405 within a year.
Relying solely on squatting would be foolish. But to put most of your weekly volume into your squats and keeping your floor deadlift work in short sets of 1-2 for about 12-20 reps total isnt the slow road by any means. The alternative route is to look for rep goals at about 95% of your max until you rep it for 4-5 then reevaluate 1RM.
Thing is that often when a beginner athlete puts too much volume into their DL they end up neglecting squats involuntarily because of a fried CNS. Also their pull style becomes much more bent over than up right which leads to big time stalling out between 400-470/500 ish.
So I recommend the squatting in order to ingrain a more upright posture when DLing and keeping your actual DL reps single to focus on form and driving with 90%+ weights.
I just think that if he takes the “deadlift more for reps” route then without someone cocing his DL form would regress to a more bent over style, not as effective at higher wieghts.
As it stands both style would work, only squatting wouldn’t. focusing big volume on the DL would lead to squat stalling whereas focusing big volume on the squat will not lead to DL stalling out.
I would like to know what the OP’s squat 1RM is. I bet its not 405. and i also bet if he could squat 405 he could DL 405 within 2 weeks of getting it into the nerves.