been doing the 5x5 program for a bit now and have noticed that my bench, squat and barbell row are very much the same in terms of weight.
my squat recently went ahead of bench by some kilos but only cause i'm used to it now and am starting to push a bit more.
values for last set:
is it supposed to be like that?
H - 185cm (6'1") W - 94 kg (207 lbs) Age - 37
goal 1 - go from 77kg to 85kg DONE 10-05-01
- 10-08-03 back down to 82 kilos after 4 weeks of biking around iceland - time to eat eat eat again...
goal 2 - reach 90 kg by new years! - not quite. reached 90kg 11-03-01
11-05-24 got upto 93kilos!!
11-07-04 back down to 88 after two weeks of hiking
12-07-20 am at 94kilos!!! now to loose excess fat doing HIIT
12-12-01 check fat % - should be better
Bench and Rows utilize opposing muscle groups and so those lifts being similar would be a sign of balance and would not be a negative. You should be able to squat more than you can bench, but if someone prioritizes the bench press then it is not uncommon to see individuals with similar numbers in both lifts.
I would work to increase your squat if you want to have a balanced physique in terms of overall size and performance.
Not uncommon for a beginner. Stick with it and make sure that your squat gets at least as much attention as your bench and row and you will see it surge ahead.
6'2 - 105kg (231lb) - 14%bf
B: 137.5kg (303lb)
S: 172.5kg (380lb)
D: 227.5kg (502lb)