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Rule of Thumb for Big 3 Ratios?


#1

Hi All,

I’ve been lifting seriously for about 8 months now. My 1RM in the big 3 are currently (lbs):
Bench = 250
Squat = 325 (Ratio to Bench = 1.30)
Dead = 360 (Ratio to Bench = 1.44)

I’m curious whether there is a rule of thumb when it comes to the ratios between these lifts, or if it’s just specific to each individual. My body type is ectomorph with long legs/arms and narrow shoulders (6’1" 200 lbs - up 25 lbs from when I started).

Let me know if there seem to be obvious weaknesses in one or more of my specific lifts.


#2

IMO - total is all that matters…use a little more focus on the lift that’s holding back your total from going up.

I don’t see anything way out of whack with your numbers. Keep lifting.


#3

Forget about body type and ratios. Get every lift as strong as you can instead. That will shift your focus to finding optimal training and technique for you, which is a much more more productive use ofnyour energy.