Last 2 months only been front squatting
Before that my back squat had bad form and I wasn't going deep enough, didnt realise till my last session doing it.
Went back to back squat today first time in 2 months
Last time I front squatted I was doing 62.5kg (3 reps)
Today doing back squats I could only do 60kg (4 reps)
Done a set of front squats after a few sets of back squats to see if maybe I was a bit off today, but even though tired I still managed to do the 60kg on front squat (2 reps).
I'm sure if I front squatted first today I would have managed more than the 4 reps I managed on back squat
So as you can see, my front squat is probably slightly higher than my back squat, but not significantly. I guess we could say they are pretty much the same. But what gives? Back squat is meant to be a fair bit higher isn't it?
the 3 things I can think of which might be causing it:
1. I seem to really lack the flexibility to get good squat depth, so maybe its taking so much effort to get to parallel on back squats that its compromising the weight I can lift on it, whereas front squat is easier to get to parallel.
2. I end up leaning very forward on back squats when trying to get parallel, maybe this is compromising the weight I can lift.
3. Because I was back squatting previously with not enough depth, maybe my strength at the bottom part of the lift is compromised (but why would this apply to back squat more than front squat?)