Hello all. I’ve been lurking and reading for quite a while now and decided to join up. Here’s my short story and question.
Last year a friend got me back into working out which I haven’t done since college 12 years ago. After a year’s worth of work I’ve managed to bring up my bench to 215 and my dl to 335 (@ 165-170BW) but my squat is seriously lagging at 245.
Most of that year was spent at my employer’s gym which only has machines, so I’ve basically been doing squats and deadlifts for the past month since I joined a gym (i.e. fitness center).
I try to go to parallel on every rep, and I usually do both w/ similar volume on leg/back day (squats first). In October I had a 1 week pass to Gold’s and I did 275x2, but I now think I didn’t go anywhere near parallel.
I thought maybe my hams and glutes were weak so I started good mornings and glute-ham raises about a week ago.
Without ever having seen me work out, what do you think my problem is? Should I lay off squats and focus on the DL? Does one exercise carry over to the other better?