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Old 05-10-2010, 11:40 AM   #1
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CFT numbers

Ok, did my crossfit total a few days ago and have some questions. My first one is: why is my squat higher than my deadlift? I squated 365, but only DL 335. The second is, what do i need to do to raise my deadlift. It's like everything feels easy up to 315, then i hit a wall. Third, is my press weight (175) bad. I felt like it was pretty low, and dragging me down.

For comparison, i weight 180 - 183 (depending on how much i've eaten). I've always considered myself to be strong over and endurance person, but since doing crossfit my endurance has started going up. I followed a BB workout for about a year and half to get back in shape and got fairly strong.

Thanks for the answers in advance.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:49 AM   #2
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Re: CFT numbers

Squat vs. deadlift: The most common reason for ratios like this is that you are not squatting deep enough.

Press: Your press is actually very strong compared to your other numbers. I'd love to be able to press more than half of what I can deadlift.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:53 AM   #3
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Re: CFT numbers

I have dow rods with lines marking heighth, then stretch a bungee cord across that i get down to. So i should be getting down to parelell on squat. I have a hard time on deadlift not bending at the waist when i start to go up. I don't know if short arms do that, or bad form, or just a weak core or what.
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:15 PM   #4
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Re: CFT numbers

Send in a video of your squat and deadlift. It's most likely a form issue.
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:50 PM   #5
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Re: CFT numbers

Short arms wouldn't help so much.

Short arms and long body equals stiff leg deadlift basically.
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:37 AM   #6
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Re: CFT numbers

Just drop weight for a bit and work on your DL form. Check your grip and foot position figure out where "comfortable" is for you and remember it "lock it in". For your squat check your foot position and look up "Hip Drive" it can help. Your press is actually high compared to those other numbers, I do alternating front/rear shoulder press with about 50% weight. It really helps my press strength. (ive always been able to press alot more when i havent just dl and sqt...idk why)

For reference im now down to 180 (from about 190) my numbers (current) are DL 455, Sqt 385, Shldr Prs 195. (I love to DL though...i like how much i can put on the bar...prolly ego thing but hey it helps me train.)
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:44 AM   #7
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Re: CFT numbers

Luke are you using a hook grip on your deads? The reason I ask is that the weight you mention is where I typically see a lot of my strong lifters hit the wall and it's often grip failure. Your body won't lift what your hands can't hold.
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:58 AM   #8
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Re: CFT numbers

I'm using straps on DL
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:35 PM   #9
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Re: CFT numbers

At that weight then it's probably a matter of squat depth, as previously mentioned. Or hip flexor actuation, or knee initiating or any number of things. Hard to say when hearing about it in text. That being said, I also strongly endorse the suggestion to post videos for critique.
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:45 PM   #10
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Re: CFT numbers

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