So my squat sucks, anyone care to help find out whats wrong with it?

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    lif New Member

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    So heres my lower body routine...

    Tuesday:

    Squat: 5 sets up to 5RM
    Deadlift: 5 sets up to 5RM
    Leg Press: 3 sets of 8
    Calf Raises: 3 sets of 8
    Hamstrnig Curl: 3 sets of 8

    Friday:

    Lunges: 3 sets of 8
    SLDL: 3 sets of 8
    Step Ups: 3 sets of 8
    Hyperextensions: 3 sets of 8

    Wtf could i be doing wrong? My bench has increased much quicker than my squat and my deadlift has blown my squat out of the water.

    In the past two months my squat went from 185--> 205
    Deadlift went from 255-->310
    Bench went from 175-->205

    I'm also working a labor intensive job this summer that essentially has me walking for about 5-6 hours during the day, could that be hindering my leg progress??
     
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    lif New Member

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    errrrrrrrrrr, its supposed to say friday, lol.
     
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    lif New Member

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    Nobody is saying anything :wtc:
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Agree with Rev, but I'm no where near qualified to reply in this thread..
     
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    I unno. I do more volume than that on my leg day, and make consistant gains everyweek.
     
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    doing bill starr?
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    taking some time off helped my squat more than anything. i hurt my back a while ago and had to take a couple months off from squatting, i think i was doing maybe 275 x 5 at the time. When i came back, i was doing 405 for the same reps in like 2 months time.

    Makes me wonder what some time off might do for some of my other lifts ...
     
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    lif New Member

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    Yea i think it might be my job as well....i think i'll give the gym a rest two weeks before my summer job ends to rest up and such... i'll hit it hard again when school starts.

    Hhowever my buddy does the same job and same routine as me and makes constant gains every week along with eating like shit and keeping a 8-9% bf... but i think hes just got better genes than i do.
     
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    lif New Member

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    Nice progress. Im currently 160 right now as well... i didn't really have a good routine until about 5 months into my training. I was still under the impression you need a spotter to force as many reps out as possible under every exercise for a good 3 months when i started working out :hs:
     
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    hitmikey DRIVEN FROM WITHIN

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    why dont u try varying your load and focusing on squats as your core exercise for your legs

    i.e. remove sets from leg press (or get rid of them for a short time) and do more reps of squats. check out logs like maine's and cavefish's just to name drop -- sometimes i have seen them do warmup sets of 20 squats, then move to 10 a couple sets, then go for max weights on sets of 5 or less.

    mix it up, the squat seems to me to be easier to train
     
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    nothing wrong with that, I hit my quads one day and calves/hams another.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Split exercises are always a good way a good alternative if you're plateauing. Try to alternate between squats and bulgarian split squats maybe ?
     
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