I’ve looked around and I can’t find too much information so either I’m using the wrong search or it’s hard to find.
Does anyone know a ballpark relationship between straight bar squat max and SSB max? I’ve heard SSB is generally 85% of straight bar but in my case I very much doubt it simply because last week I hit 506 lbs for two wrapped straight bar and today 506 lbs for one wrapped SSB. Same RPE (9-10). I find I can generally do fewer reps of a given weight SSB vs straight (7 straight, 4 SSB at 440 lbs wrapped) but for a single there doesn’t seem to be a huge difference.
Anyway, I’m not just idly interested. Straight bar squatting aggravates my biceps tendinitis so SSB is a lifesaver. Coming close to a meet it’d help to have feedback from others who’ve used the SSB a bunch to get a slightly more accurate idea of how the two compare. I’m guessing my SSB is maybe 95% of my straight bar, maybe 90% at a pinch.