All my life I've been fat, but for the last 2 years I have been working out hardcore, and lost 100 pounds.
Now during my teenage years I would sit on the computer all day and program,
I'm almost 22 now, and my upper body is very strong:
Flat bench 240, 3x8
Incline Bench 185
Single arm bicep curl 60 pounds, 3x8
My squat and deadlift are LOWER than my bench!!
I can barely do 5x5 a little over 200 pounds on both the squat and deadlift
Isn't your lower body suppose to be stronger than your upper? Maybe I should just start doing strictly lower body workout?
Thread: My lower body is weak?
09-12-2010, 04:04 PM #1
My lower body is weak?
09-12-2010, 04:15 PM #2
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09-12-2010, 07:17 PM #3
09-13-2010, 01:57 AM #4
09-13-2010, 01:59 AM #5
09-13-2010, 08:12 AM #6
My deadlifts give out around 200 pounds, It might be a weak grip problem? I try to stretch until I can touch my toes before I do squats or deadlifts to ensure I have at least some flexibility.
My squats I am now forced to use a smith machine, my gym has a rack, but someone broke one of the holes where the peg goes into it, must of had like 1200 pounds on it or something.
Should I try to do squats and deadlifts 5x5 maybe twice a week? Would that build strength in my lower body?
I really need a good strength building lower body workout
09-13-2010, 08:15 AM #7
There is no shame in starting off light and working your way up. 200 pounds with good form on a squat is a lot better then half the people in my gym. I think squating two times a week is a must when you are looking to gain serious strength. Sounds like you have the drive to accomplish what you are looking to achieve and I see no reason why you cant. Dont worry about the weight so much and concentrate on hard work and making small progressive gains.
09-13-2010, 08:21 AM #8
I'm worried since the smith machine is fixed, the stabalizer muscles in my body wont be getting their workout, and when I do a free weight squat with the same weight I'll lose my balance and hurt myself?
09-13-2010, 05:26 PM #9
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