View Full Version : GM to Squat Poundage correlation

01-20-2005, 07:40 PM
I tried GMs for the first time tonight. They felt damn good. I was wondering where my GM poundages should be in relation to my squat poundages; or even if there's any correlation at all. Max squat is 520 or so. My first time with GM's I did....



01-20-2005, 07:53 PM
Wow those are some high weights for good morning, but you've got a bigtime squat. As far as I know there isn't a correlation, but I would think greater squat = greater GM and vice versa...

Isaac Wilkins
01-20-2005, 08:13 PM
Well, it's usually greater GM = greater squat.

Most of the West Side boys like to have at least a 60% GM to squat ratio.

I'm much stronger on GM's than I am (relatively) squatting, so my ratio is much higher. I have a strong lower back and hamstrings, but lack the hips and technique for squatting.

01-20-2005, 09:46 PM
True, technique definately comes into play on both exercises, but especially squats

01-20-2005, 09:59 PM
IMO its impossible to pick a ratio for them.(Even a really rough ratio)
with squats depth can change, form can change, amount of back lean can change.
With good am's theres just way to many variations. Arched back, flat back, rounded back, from chains, different depths. Then you get into the stance issue.
All that can be said is that if your technique is good on squats, your squats should be greater then good am's.

01-21-2005, 02:13 PM
Nice job! I can't wait to rep 225. I hit 6x190 lbs for GM last workout, last time I also hit 2x285 lbs for squatting. Lower back tends to be one of my strong points, so I guess that's why my ratio might be slightly higher. I agree form is the biggest factor between all the lifts, especially on GMs some people are not as flexible. I go down until I make a 90 degree angle with my body, but I'll give props to the huge guys who can't go down that far but have 3-4 PPS. Anyway, great numbers for the first time!