Originally Posted by Big Pun
Is it normal for people to squat more than they can deadlift? I'm not exactly normal (can bench more than squat almost) but this seems odd to me.
Is your squat depth good? Generally, for lower level lifters, the DL is higher, but that isn't always the case. Theoretical maximum squat is probably higher than deadlift, though it's difficult to compare the two with all the geared lifting and terrible squat depth in powerlifting. A beast like Pat Mendes, who lifts (mostly) raw and hits good depth, probably can squat more than he can deadlift, but he might not be training DL much.
Originally Posted by hendrix
i deadlift 50% more than i squat. and i squat 50% more than i bench.
Two months ago I DLed about 50 pounds more than I squat. Now it's like 110 pounds.