Alright, my squat sucks relative to the other 2 big lifts:
I’m 5’10 165 pds 32in waist, been lifting weights for a year.
Right now I’m using a powerlifting routine because I signed up for a powerlifting class for credit hours for college. (sweet deal! lifting weights for an easy A and credit hours!)
here’s the routine:
monday (squat day)
warm up: 5 reps 60% max, 1 rep 75% max, 2 reps 88%
1 rep maximum
3 sets 5 olympic style squat
3 sets 6 zercher squat (lack wrist flexibility for front squat)
Wendnesday (bench day)
warm up much like squat warm up
1 rep max
3 set 3 off of block
3 set 3 close grip
3 set 4 skull crushers
Friday (deadlift day)
3 set 8 goodmorning
3 set 5 bentover barbell row (45 degree back angle)
3 set 6 barbell shrugs
4 week progress since routine started
bench-185 to 200
deadlift-345 to 375
squat-255 to 265
What can I do to get my squat up? (main concern)
Isn’t a 110 pd. difference between squat and deadlift ridiculous!?
If I miss a squat it’s always in the hole.
goals: increase lifts on the big 3; improve body comp while maintaining weight of 165 (which i have and am continuing to do so); get my squat up to reasonable numbers
And thank you for any constructive criticism and/or advice.