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2003/12/31 17:18:20 (permalink)

ideal squat:overhead press ratio

i am inteested as to what the ideal squat:overhead press ratio is in a perfectly balenced physique of a strength athlete.

#1 what do you think it is [i.e. if you can squat 100kg and oh press 40kg then its 40%]
and #2 what is yours, and are you happy with it?

thankyou
rob

i can DL 145+, but only squat 80-100ish and yet i can OH press about 65 i think. push press more like 70-75. this is not right i realise and i am working on correcting it.
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    RE: ideal squat:overhead press ratio 2003/12/31 18:19:17 (permalink)
    I dont think that such an ideal ratio exists, but mine should be around 40-50% with 160 kg max squat and 75 kg estimated max push press.
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    RE: ideal squat:overhead press ratio 2003/12/31 18:26:27 (permalink)
    I can squat 200kg un wrapped and beltless and I can only OH press 70kgs for 3 reps. I will admit that i do very little OH work and the only pressin is dips or bench/bench variation
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    RE: ideal squat:overhead press ratio 2004/01/01 10:45:15 (permalink)
    my over head press is a lot better than my squat my press is 90-100kg my squat is a poor 140-150kg but i'm working on that.
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    RE: ideal squat:overhead press ratio 2004/01/01 12:26:22 (permalink)
    My overhead press is 80 kilos for 3-4 reps . My squat is 140 kg for 3-4 reps . I am quite happy with my ratios cause i had 3 months off leg training as my legs where leaving the rest of my body behind. I have only done dead lifts once last year (2003) and pulled 150 kg .
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    Robert
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    RE: ideal squat:overhead press ratio 2004/01/01 17:23:40 (permalink)
    it is intesting that considering how tiny the muscles are in theovergead press and how huge and strong the muscles are in the squat, how close some of the ratio's are..
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    RE: ideal squat:overhead press ratio 2004/01/02 19:40:35 (permalink)
    My best squat is 210kg and best overhead is 110kg.

    hope that helps

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    RE: ideal squat:overhead press ratio 2004/01/02 20:03:45 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Robert

    it is intesting that considering how tiny the muscles are in theovergead press and how huge and strong the muscles are in the squat, how close some of the ratio's are..



    overhead press doesnt involve your bodyweight whereas squats do...

    are we talking seated or standing OH press?
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