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Old 10-10-2012, 04:15 PM   #1
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Default How come i Bench 205 pounds but Squat just 160 pounds?

Am i way under developed in my legs or is this common in a lot of young athletes?
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:18 PM   #2
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How old.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:27 PM   #3
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Uncommon. Need more info? How long have you been training? Routine?

Poor form/technique I imagine. The numbers should be reversed. If you could bench 205 (I assume this is a 1RM), then you should squat 275-300 or so.
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How old.

19..

5'11

154 pnds
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Uncommon. Need more info? How long have you been training? Routine?

Poor form/technique I imagine. The numbers should be reversed. If you could bench 205 (I assume this is a 1RM), then you should squat 275-300 or so.

I dont train religously, maybe 3 times a week, always ahd a decent bench press, but struggle with the squats..
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You sound like a friend of mine he was very top heavy in school and I remember him being 10 stone and benching 115 kilos wheras he did no legs.

I look in proportion, just have average squats..
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Would need to see videos of lifts.
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Because you're a gorilla?!?!
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Weak core and/or leg muscles.
best way to mend my problem? or atleast subsidise it?
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Would need to see videos of lifts.
best way to strenghten legs? less weight and more reps or the opposite?
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:37 AM   #11
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best way to strenghten legs? less weight and more reps or the opposite?
Depends on the issue. If your technique is correct (no offense but it likely isn't) then lower reps, high frequency (several times per week). If your technique isn't down, strip the weight off the bar and work on getting that down. The big lifts are skills
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:06 AM   #12
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Default Re: How come i Bench 205 pounds but Squat just 160 pounds?

I assume you don't have a dedicated legs day? Do you put as much effort into your legs as you do your chest? You know the answer to your own question. If you do 3 days lifting then do a split, something like

day 1: Chest/Shoulders

day 2: Back/triceps

day 3: Legs/core (Don't **** around, ass to grass squats, leg press, weighted lunges)

Don't neglect legs just because they don't look good in a t-shirt. Working your legs will release more testosterone and help you grow all over.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:37 AM   #13
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Im easctly the same i bench lots and cant squat....
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Your bench is shit, your squat is a joke. Why? probably because you don't know what you are doing and you favor upper body over lower.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:19 AM   #15
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Your bench is shit, your squat is a joke. Why? probably because you don't know what you are doing and you favor upper body over lower.

In fairness how much should a guy of 154 be benchin?
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