I’m about 220lb, 5’11’’ and have an non-equipment asissisted max squat just over 500lb at competition depth. It’s not that bad, but my all-time max bench is 495lb. If I stop benching for a few weeks my strength doesn’t really decrease, but if I stop squatting for a few weeks, my squat drops drastically, and it takes many more weeks for me to regain my strength.
It also takes a full week to recover from an intense squat workout, whereas every other body part recovers in about 3 days. Is this normal?