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Unbalanced Bench Press and Squat


#1

So i can benchpress more than i can squat...help????
Anyone?


#2

How often do you bench vs. squat? Maybe try squatting 2-3 times a week?


#3

Ok. Here's what you need to do. Improve your bench press numbers and your squat numbers.


#4

How much do you bench
How much do you squat
How long have you been training each lift
Vid of squat

oh, and what jskrabac said


#5

Stop being a lazy bastard and train squat consistently, with a good program. I can say this because I've been there, somewhat recently even. (Even right now my bench is right around 400, and my squat is around 450 and dropping, due to a hamstring injury)


#6

Squat more, its simple yet effective.


#7


#8

Bench Press-260
Squat-255

Bench press-6 reps 230 lbs
squat- 5 reps 225 lbs


#9


#10

go to elitefts.com, find the "so you think you can squat" videos, watch and learn. Your problem is probably bc you arent squatting properly


#11

get on a better program


#12

have u been traning upper body longer than lower body, if this is true i would say it will just take some time to catch up.


#13

I havent been training it longer. Maybe just better.


#14

no offense dude, but is that really you in your pic? (unless you are 5ft and 160lbs)
What are you doing training wise?


#15

Yeah thats really me lol. Why do you ask?


#16

you look stronger than you say you are


#17

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Really?
My profile picture was from June this is me now...

I hit a 335 deadlift around 270 for bench press
and my squat hit 325 but im not sure if it broke parallel.


#18

?? you just added nearly 100lbs to your squat.

How are you traning?


#19

No lol i hit 315 for 5 rep Squat clusters a few weeks ago and hit 325 for a max effort but i wasn't sure if i was deep enough. so when i was training squats two weeks ago i went to do 275 for 5 reps and couldnt get deep enough then went to 245 and it still didnt feel deep enough so i backed off to 225 and it felt right. But then again i wasnt squating in a power rack or with anything to catch the bar if the squat failed so maybe i was just afraid to go deep enough with 275.


#20

dont make me hunt you down and slap you, WHAT PROGRAM ARE YOU ON???