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Old 08-18-2014, 03:28 PM   #1
Nada Hassan
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front squat getting better while BS getting worse?

I pr'd my front squat and I could hit all the reps in the invictus program for front squats. But I cant hit the back squat reps with precentages based on my 1rm ? Why could this be??
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:26 PM   #2
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Re: front squat getting better while BS getting worse?

Weightlifting is a skill and you haven't been back squatting?
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:10 PM   #3
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Re: front squat getting better while BS getting worse?

Either your 1RM is not what it used to be, or your technique/proficiency in the backsquat has changed or slacked off some causing some issues. All weightlifting variations are a perishable skill, even non olympic variations like the backsquat.

I had the same thing happen once, injured my shoulder on the backside in a mountain bike crash, and front squats felt better, so I stuck with those for 2-3 months. I went back to back-squats and they were way off, everything from form, and percentages. Just takes practice.
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:53 AM   #4
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Re: front squat getting better while BS getting worse?

Need a little more information.

Did you just miss the last rep or where you not even close to being able to do it?

If you just missed it could be lots of things that can produce an off day.

If you missed by a lot then you it could be:

1) Your 1 RM is not as high as you think

2) You have not developed the ability to handle volume at heavier weights. I see this in people who just try to push their 1 RM. There is a huge difference between 1 x 90% vs 3 x 90%.
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:03 PM   #5
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Re: front squat getting better while BS getting worse?

If you stopped or reduced the amount of back squats you're probably just rusty.

Although the two movements are similiar if you only do one for a while you'll need some practice to get back into the other.

Doesn't mean you didn't get stronger legs
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