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    Hello, I've been hitting some 1 rep maxes over the last few months alongside a 4-day bodybuilding split initially just for fun, but now strength is quickly becoming my primary goal... I have been lifting just over two years in total, with an emphasis on muscle gain (gone from 75kg-94kg bodyweight in this time). Before I ask my question, here's the stats!

    Age: 21
    Bodyweight: 94kg/207lb
    Height 6ft 5inch

    Squat: 145kg/319lb
    Bench: 120kg/264lb
    Deadlift: 227.5kg/501lb

    What clearly sticks out is my deadlift, which I think is ridiculous compared to the other two lifts! I suppose my bench is alright, but my squat sucks compared to the other two (I think). My total is 1084lb which is nice, and close to 1100! (These totals weren't done on the same day, so it's not a proper powerlifting total though)

    My question is, through which lifts am I most likely to improve my total the most in the immediate future? I think my squat is the obvious candidate, but I have found it the hardest to put weight onto, possibly due to my body type which blessed me with the higher deadlift! My bench max was set yesterday, and really felt like the most I can push at the moment, and I think my deadlift is at a plateau, or nearing one.

    Also, I'm just looking for any general advice going forward which will help me get stronger, ideally without gaining a great deal of mass. I'm reasonably lean, but think I could probably even shave 5-6lb of weight without compromising my strength.


    Yeah, your squat sucks relative to your deadlift, like I'd expect it to be more 180. I think it's low enough that something is probably going wrong there, either in your form or programming. But it's difficult for anyone to give you much more precise advice than that without a video of your form and programme details.

    Stop going for maxes for a start. What are you doing for your squats at the moment (frequency/volume/intensity wise)?

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