Message Boards » Fitness and Exercise

TOPIC: Your barbell squat vs. deadlift weight

« Prev 1
« Prev 1
 
Ic_disabled_photos
Topic has been inactive for 30 days or more and images have been disabled.
Display All Images
February 29, 2012 6:23 AM
Can you lift more weight doing a barbell back squat or a barbell deadlift? How much more? Or are they equal?

Not really interested in 1 rep max stats but rather let's assume you're doing 3 sets of 6 reps.

Thank you!
February 29, 2012 6:25 AM
I can definitely deadlift more than squat. I'm at 130lbs on deadlift and 105 on squats.
February 29, 2012 6:27 AM
I am around 20-25bls lower on squats then deads (when I did them frequently I was up to 265x4 on squats and 285x4 on Deads at body weight of 145lbs) My current gym only has a smith machine So I have not done this weight in years now.
Edited by erickirb On February 29, 2012 6:28 AM
February 29, 2012 6:27 AM
I can definitely deadlift more than I can squat. My back squats are 155lbs and my deadlifts are 190lbs. Even when I started lifting my deadlifts were always quite a bit more.
February 29, 2012 6:28 AM
My deadlift is at 130lbs, my squat is 80lbs.
  972341
February 29, 2012 6:34 AM
I was always able to do much more deadlifting that squats. Squats my problems were getting low enough and bringing it back up. Deadlift you're just picking up.
  570923
February 29, 2012 6:36 AM
I can deadlift 150 lbs for 8 reps. If I'm going ass to grass (as they say) then I can only barbell squat about 100 lbs for 8.
Edited by thedreamhazer On February 29, 2012 6:36 AM
February 29, 2012 7:06 AM
I'm the opposite. I squat more than I deadlift. But I'm also somewhat worried about my form on deadlift and I haven't really tried to go a lot heavier til I make sure it's good.
February 29, 2012 7:24 AM
For 3 sets of 8 I can squat 115 lbs and deadlift 185 lbs. My weight is 146 lbs.
Edited by deninevi On February 29, 2012 7:25 AM
February 29, 2012 7:27 AM
PR is 125lbs for squats and 150lbs for deadlifts. My body weight is 110lbs.

Typically though, I can do 3 sets of 8 at 95lbs for squats and 3 sets of 8 at 125lbs for deadlifts.
Edited by kdiamond On February 29, 2012 7:27 AM
February 29, 2012 7:28 AM
My deadlift at 5 reps is 215lbs and my squat at 5 reps is 175lbs. I have no idea what my 1RM max is currently for either of my lifts.
February 29, 2012 7:36 AM
My deadlift is higher, but there's not much difference in it for me right now as I had to drop the deadlift weight recently for a form issue.

Currently training on:
Squats: 110lbs
Deadlifts: 110-154lbs (the weight changes with each set)

The most I've ever done on squats was 154lbs (3 reps) and for deadlift 220lbs (1 rep)
  1283483
February 29, 2012 7:43 AM
QUOTE:

I can definitely deadlift more than I can squat. My back squats are 155lbs and my deadlifts are 190lbs. Even when I started lifting my deadlifts were always quite a bit more.


In terms of doing 3 sets of 6 I can't say exactly just because I train a bit differently than that, but I know doing sets of multiple reps my deadlift is around 175lbs and my back squat is around 135-140lbs. The numbers I gave above are about a month old, so judging by the number of reps I'm getting just below they may have increased.

But really whether we're talking maxes or multiple reps, it's still the same difference.
February 29, 2012 7:54 AM
Normally this would be the case, a lifter being able to deadlift more than a squat but this is not the case for me.

I'm 6'3 226 lbs.

Monday squats were 385 x 3 x 5
Deadlifts are 225 x 3 x 5

I've been working at them for a while, followed good training video / instructions by Rip but I've shown almost no progression on Deadlifts.
Edited by gp79 On February 29, 2012 7:55 AM
February 29, 2012 7:58 AM
Squats 95lbs
Deads 165lbs
February 29, 2012 8:23 AM
Squats 225
DL 315

Not sure about 1RM
February 29, 2012 8:27 AM
QUOTE:

Can you lift more weight doing a barbell back squat or a barbell deadlift? How much more? Or are they equal?

Not really interested in 1 rep max stats but rather let's assume you're doing 3 sets of 6 reps.

Thank you!


You should ALWAYS be able to deadlift more then you squat just because of the mechanics involved.

My deadlift is almost twice what my squat is, but its starting to become grip limited.... I can only hold on so hard.

btw, if you're doing squats and deadlifts in the same workout, you dont need to do several sets of deadlifts.. just do your squats, then something else, and when you get to deadlifts 1 set should leave you dead tired.. lol.
February 29, 2012 8:43 AM
QUOTE:


You should ALWAYS be able to deadlift more then you squat just because of the mechanics involved.

My deadlift is almost twice what my squat is, but its starting to become grip limited.... I can only hold on so hard.

btw, if you're doing squats and deadlifts in the same workout, you dont need to do several sets of deadlifts.. just do your squats, then something else, and when you get to deadlifts 1 set should leave you dead tired.. lol.


Always, is not the correct word here. I'm a perfect case of this.
February 29, 2012 8:48 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:


You should ALWAYS be able to deadlift more then you squat just because of the mechanics involved.

My deadlift is almost twice what my squat is, but its starting to become grip limited.... I can only hold on so hard.

btw, if you're doing squats and deadlifts in the same workout, you dont need to do several sets of deadlifts.. just do your squats, then something else, and when you get to deadlifts 1 set should leave you dead tired.. lol.


Always, is not the correct word here. I'm a perfect case of this.


that is exceptionally odd considering they use the same muscles.... except the deadlift has more of a mechanical advantage then the squat.
are you being limited by your grip?

or, and I believe this is likely to be the case based on your numbers.... you are not going ass to ground (or atleast full parallel) on your squats.. this can REALLY jack up the squat numbers.. but will show on your deadlifts as theres no real way to "cheat" them from the ground.
February 29, 2012 9:10 AM
This was taken back in mid December for a form check.

http://youtu.be/336SweChkSQ?hd=1

My issue with DL's are form. Grip is fine. My upper back rounds slightly and it keeps me from doing the lift correctly. I've spent 2 months doing other lifts (Good Mornings / Stiff Legged and some levers) to strengthen my back up some. No dice. I'm probably going to give Sumo's a try and see if I have better luck.
February 29, 2012 9:14 AM
QUOTE:

This was taken back in mid December for a form check.

http://youtu.be/336SweChkSQ?hd=1

My issue with DL's are form. Grip is fine. My upper back rounds slightly and it keeps me from doing the lift correctly. I've spent 2 months doing other lifts (Good Mornings / Stiff Legged and some levers) to strengthen my back up some. No dice. I'm probably going to give Sumo's a try and see if I have better luck.


To work on keeping that flat/non rounded back, we've been doing "3/4 deadlifts" at lighter weights. Basically, we do the deadlift but just up to the point that the bar is a few inches above the knee. We will do 4 reps like this, really focusing on our back, and then on the 5th rep open the hips and pull to a full deadlifts. I only went up to 155lbs on these, but it really helped to work on that form :)
February 29, 2012 9:22 AM
I'll eventually get it figured out, the problem is it takes time to find a workaround since you've really got to invest time and consistency in order to figure out if they work or not. I keep doing the DL's at a lower weight, and then supplement it with good mornings or Stiff Legged Deadlifts.
February 29, 2012 11:25 AM
QUOTE:

Normally this would be the case, a lifter being able to deadlift more than a squat but this is not the case for me.

I'm 6'3 226 lbs.

Monday squats were 385 x 3 x 5
Deadlifts are 225 x 3 x 5

I've been working at them for a while, followed good training video / instructions by Rip but I've shown almost no progression on Deadlifts.


We are pretty similiar in this regard. Not sure why but I can't deadlift for ish! I think it has to do with that sharp pain in my a$$ cheek! DOH

squat 425 x1
Deadlift 350x5
February 29, 2012 11:28 AM
QUOTE:

This was taken back in mid December for a form check.

http://youtu.be/336SweChkSQ?hd=1

My issue with DL's are form. Grip is fine. My upper back rounds slightly and it keeps me from doing the lift correctly. I've spent 2 months doing other lifts (Good Mornings / Stiff Legged and some levers) to strengthen my back up some. No dice. I'm probably going to give Sumo's a try and see if I have better luck.


SEXY!!! LoL

Dude big weight right der!! Love it
Widen hands keep that chest puffy son!!! PPL ten to get that lean over.
Of course I willl tape mine and realize I suck!!
February 29, 2012 11:29 AM
Used to dead 450 and squat 365. Ah the good old days.

Reply

Message Boards » Fitness and Exercise

Posts by members, moderators and admins should not be considered medical advice and no guarantee is made against accuracy.