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Squat vs Deadlift Amount


#1

Hi all. I deadlift 245 lbs and squat 175 lbs. each for 5x5 and just complete all 25. Should the squat be higher than that looking at my dead amount?
thx


#2

This topic comes up every so often. It is very common to deadlift more than you squat.


#3

What about me I squat 100lbs more than I dead lift, and too boot I am a lanky bastard much more built to pull. What does that say about me?


#4

Weak grip?


#5

Is that squat raw or with a suit?
Also, where is your sticking point with the pull?


#6

Yes.


#7

Actually, they should both be higher :wink:

All joking aside, I'd say that it's normal to be a bit higher on one or the other depending on your body structure, but that's a fairly significant percentage. Make sure you make the squat your priority (work it first) for the next little while.


#8

ha ha, i like that one best.
I'll try to up the squat. The fact that i am completing all 5x5 tells me I should be higher anyway and fail before the final rep. The final dead rep is way harder than the final squat rep, that's for sure.

I think my brain is playing a part, i have no spot so i don't want to get too close to my limit. I'll work on that....


#9

if you don't have a squat rack with safety bars or a power rack to squat in, you can improvise safety bars by placing a saw horse either side of you to catch the bar if you fail.