I was in the gym today and a kid asked me for a spot. I said sure and took the opportunity to get some reciprocation and had him spot me while I went for a max bench. I got 265, which I was pretty psyched about for not doing any benches for awhile (My last max was at 235). However, I haven’t even tried squatting with that much on the bar.
I started going to the gym again a couple weeks ago to lift weights. Before that I was doing crossfit style interval training to lose weight, which was going good. I just felt like starting to lift again.
So, I’ve been squatting now for a couple weeks and I’m getting the form down and my loads are going up. However, I still have a ways to go until I am as strong lower body as upper body. My question is should I focus on lower body and purposefully try to cut down on my upper body training? Should I just continue as I have been and let my legs catch up in due time?
I am somewhat embarassed to even admit this, but I think it is a common problem so I would wonder what the best approach is to correct this imbalance.