Before I start, my stats that I am sure I can do:
Max bench 115 kg
Max squat 115 kg
Max deadlift 170 kg
We can all clearly see the issue but the cause is simple, I got ACL surgery on both knees, the last one beeing 10 months ago (but it’s my other leg that’s lagging the most…), while I started lifting seriously a year ago. I finished recently the CT’s powerlook program with great progress in strength(3x108 bench, 3x90 front squat, 3x75 push press, 5x150 deadlift) and I decided to go for an upper/lower split, to have two days focusing on legs, and bring this part up, because I’ve only been training them for 7 months.! I’ve been doing it for a month, and even though the hypertrophy is great on my whole body, I have issues with my legs. My hams and glutes are great, but my quads are the limitating factor (I can feel it during the deadlift)
This week I very easily did my objective of 5x5 bench @80% but I couldn’t do it with the back squat today. I struggled so hard, staying like 3 seconds at the sticking point at the end of the second set. I had to decrease by five kilos. The workout was a struggle, felt my strength vanishing, and taking long resting times.
So maybe I adressed the problem wrong? Maybe only 1 leg day is what I need? Or maybe I should decrease the weight and put on more volume? Or ditch the back squat and come back to front squat?
Thank you for your answers