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    Question about bench weight relative to squat weight

    My squat's currently 260 while my bench is 140. Is that proportionally off or normal? I've always had an easier time with lower body work, but I've also focused on legs more in the past. Upper body's never been a strength of mine.
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    Originally Posted by Arkaic View Post
    My squat's currently 260 while my bench is 140. Is that proportionally off or normal? I've always had an easier time with lower body work, but I've also focused on legs more in the past. Upper body's never been a strength of mine.
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    Originally Posted by Arkaic View Post
    My squat's currently 260 while my bench is 140. Is that proportionally off or normal? I've always had an easier time with lower body work, but I've also focused on legs more in the past. Upper body's never been a strength of mine.
    Gotta work up the bench a littler harder, friend
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    That's a big gap. Work harder on your bench.
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    bring them both up.
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    Could be worse. I'd say check your bench form. Probably sucks balls.



    Take note, this is more of the PLer style bench press.
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    Originally Posted by jorairdan View Post
    bring them both up.
    There you go.
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    your squat numbers should be a lot higher than bench in general. i don't really subscribe to exact percentages though. it is nice to hear someone have more focus on something other than chest and arms though.. keep working and those will improve.
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    Originally Posted by mmorton View Post
    it is nice to hear someone have more focus on something other than chest and arms though..
    I think the word you are looking for is homosectional.
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    Originally Posted by chazzy1864 View Post
    I think the word you are looking for is homosectional.
    not following.
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    If you're proportionally off, I must be deformed. I've deadlifted 255, but I struggle with 95 for bench. I'm not done growing (turning 15), but it's weird to think that your body would grow so disproportionately from top to bottom. Of course, it's no use for soccer player to do push ups when he was young anyway. You also develop your legs quickly with sprints.
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    Originally Posted by Xizel View Post
    If you're proportionally off, I must be deformed. I've deadlifted 255, but I struggle with 95 for bench. I'm not done growing (turning 15), but it's weird to think that your body would grow so disproportionately from top to bottom. Of course, it's no use for soccer player to do push ups when he was young anyway. You also develop your legs quickly with sprints.
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    THE REAL QUESTION IS....


    how low do you go for squat?
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    Originally Posted by Delgadido View Post
    THE REAL QUESTION IS....


    how low do you go for squat?
    Most likely ass through grass.
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    Originally Posted by Delgadido View Post
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    how low do you go for squat?
    I go somewhere around parallel. I would go lower, but my lower back starts rounding.
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    "Somewhere around parallel" means you're probably not hitting depth, which could explain the numbers. You should video your squats.
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