16 y/o, 6'1"-6'2", 170-180lbs
I came off a back injury due to squats, I was fatigued and accidentally pivoted my feet and twisted my pelvis (according to the chiropractor). The chiropractor realigned it, but my father is forcing me to take up to 3 months off of squats.
The other day I squatted 305lbs for 3 sets of 6. I want to come back stronger, or at least minimize strength loss. Last time I took ONE month off I lost ~80lbs on my squat. It took 3 months to get that all back. I don't want to do that again.
I can still do deadlifts, I pulled 365lbs for a double, 315lbs for 5, and 325lbs for 2 sets of 4 yesterday. I've also heard about deep leg presses.
How do you translate ATG Squat strength to leg press strength?
Are there any other options? By the way barbell lunges don't work for me. During the month off I combined Lunges and heavy barbell glute bridges and still lost lots of strength.