Thought this would be a interesting topic. Really, just thinking out loud and want to know what you think from your experience and expertise. This thread could go in any direction.
I was thinking about strength and how one thing usually means another. What I mean is, it’s seems someone who can deadlift 500 lbs., undoubtedly will also have a solid Squat. That isn’t necessarily true when reversed because of other variables.
I find the first thing to go when deadlifting isn’t my legs or back but my grip/forearm strength.
The same could go for almost any kind of pull. It would make sense that being strong in either/or both chins and rows would be the start to a strong deadlift. This makes the deadlift dependent on both the squat and upper body pull strength in chins, rows, even farmers walks.
How valuable is the deadlift for someone who isn’t even excelling in bodyweight + rows and chins?
How much work/time should be spent on deadlifting versus squatting and rows/chins/grip?
The same can be said for benching. There are “strong” benchers who struggle overhead pressing their bodyweight. The opposite would be rare, if it’s even possible. Should more time be spent overheating pressing versus benching?
There are also statistics that show different pushup variations via bands,chains,weighted,TRX can produce similar strength gains as the bench, whereas I don’t know if there is a movement that can produce the same strength gains in the upper body as the overhead press.
My idea is when it comes to strength nothing beats a Squat, strength in a pull (rows/chins), and a overhead press. Just a thought but how much time should be spent deadlifting until squatting near 2x bodyweight and excelling in either chins or heavy rows. Possibly even walking their bodyweight in their hands.
I want to know what you guys think as far as where 99% of guys should prioritize their lifting. This can go wherever it wants, just want to start a conversation/ learn something.