Can someone explain to me why the OP’s ratios are problematic?
OP, your squat sucks, but I don’t think there’s a ratio problem per se as you’ve stated. You have a squatting problem. The difference between your squat and your DL wouldn’t be a problem if you squatted 100 more lbs, and deadlifted 150 more, right? You would have nothing to complain about if that was the case.
It would be useful to see a video of you squatting, but if you can’t provide that, I would just suggest working on your squat in various rep ranges, all the way up to as many as 20-rep sets. You could consider squatting twice a week. Some people respond very well to that. I know you said your quads were already good, but I think it’s likely that they need more work than you think. Just some thoughts. Also consider the fact that many people who wrap their knees get 100 lbs out of their wraps, so if you’re comparing your ratios to guys who wrap, then that would be problematic. [/quote]
Yea i got now a rather clear picture of the situation, thanks to all of you. Ill try the good morning thing first. Then after the cube method for strongman ends, i’ll be able to squat twice a week more easy with 5/3/1 BBB. Is there btw good ideas how to include another squat day in the 5/3/1 BBB?
About leg press; ive done 935lbs x2 to squat depth so i dont feel the quads being weak, more the posterior chain could be the thing. But the GM should do the trick here (its good to keep in mind that more isnt better, better is better).
And you are right with that, that the ratio itself isnt bad, just the squat. The forward lean and watching little more to the ground helped with glute activation.
But more strenght with more accurate assistance exercises should help.