Lifting progress, 1RMs & squat depth

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    I've been working out for 8 months now and have got a lot stronger but I'm not sure if the progress I'm making is normal/as fast as it should be. I'm male, 18 and weigh 67kg. I lift 4 times a week. Here are the stats for my main 1RMs:

    Squat: 65kg
    Bench: 65kg
    Deadlift: 120kg
    OHP: 35kg

    Any comments/ tips are appreciated, especially on squats- I find them quite difficult and I am aware they should be higher compared to my bench.

    Also, what are your opinions on squat depth. I squat ATG but guys in my gym are always telling me it's bad and dangerous. I would love to hear opinions
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    Your squat to bench ratio is way off.

    If you can get to ATG, go to ATG, it's going to build great legs. It's not dangerous as long as your form is legit.

    My recommendation at 67kg is eat more
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    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    Your squat to bench ratio is way off.

    If you can get to ATG, go to ATG, it's going to build great legs. It's not dangerous as long as your form is legit.

    My recommendation at 67kg is eat more
    Thanks for the reply. I know my squat is really weak but I think my form is good. Do you think squatting twice a week is enough? And also what do you think my squat should be, if it was at the same level as my other lifts?
    Sorry for all the questions
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    (Original post by GMQ)
    Thanks for the reply. I know my squat is really weak but I think my form is good. Do you think squatting twice a week is enough? And also what do you think my squat should be, if it was at the same level as my other lifts?
    Sorry for all the questions
    I don't know where you started, but I'd expect your squat to be nearer your deadlift, say repping 85-100kg range for most people.

    Twice a week is fine, some guys do it 3x a week if they're running something like SS, SL or ICF. But at the end of the day - just get stronger!
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    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    I don't know where you started, but I'd expect your squat to be nearer your deadlift, say repping 85-100kg range for most people.

    Twice a week is fine, some guys do it 3x a week if they're running something like SS, SL or ICF. But at the end of the day - just get stronger!
    Okay thanks mate - will do!
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    I'd post a squat form video, that's pretty low compared to DL so you might have dodgy form
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    (Original post by BKS)
    I'd post a squat form video, that's pretty low compared to DL so you might have dodgy form
    I'm pretty sure my form is okay... squats just hit me though. I don't think it's my legs/ strength either, I just get kinda dizzy and breathless during sets.

    What do you think of incorporating front squats or overhead squats into workouts?

    Maybe I should just squat more often? idk
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    (Original post by GMQ)
    I'm pretty sure my form is okay... squats just hit me though. I don't think it's my legs/ strength either, I just get kinda dizzy and breathless during sets.

    What do you think of incorporating front squats or overhead squats into workouts?

    Maybe I should just squat more often? idk
    Breathless and dizzy? Are you holding your breath too much? I know it sounds silly but it happens when folk lock their core, I used to do it on OHP

    Yeah, you're a noob, you need to squat several times a week and get decent at the basics before you worry about anything else.
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    (Original post by BKS)
    Breathless and dizzy? Are you holding your breath too much? I know it sounds silly but it happens when folk lock their core, I used to do it on OHP

    Yeah, you're a noob, you need to squat several times a week and get decent at the basics before you worry about anything else.
    Thanks for the advice I'll try squatting more often
 
 
 
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