>go to a busy gym in Central London
>always at least 7-10 people in the freeweight area
>I am literally the only person who squats above 110kg
wtf. I am like near the bottom in terms of bench press or OHP - what gives?
/fit/ told me 110kg was meh-tier
falling for the ohp meme..
you shoulders will revolt on you
>what is reasonable middle ground
Besides, the difference is that the squat isn't called the king of exercises for nothing.
Neglecting curlbro exercises is like neglecting foreplay.
Neglecting squats is like neglecting sex.
Maybe they're just not trying. For instance I love my squats, but I seriously don't understand why anyone would want to squat something like 110kg. I value my knee joints and think my legs look just fine squatting *LMAO* 40kg. I could probably squat more, but I simply don't want to even try. I would rather make upper body gains.
I know I'll get called a faggot for this.
I didn't say neglecting squats is a good idea. Just overdoing them is retarded, unless you're a powerlifter and want to compete. I see a lot of people on forums that can't do pullups and have a shit ohp but brag about squating and benching.
I can squat barely above 110kg too and have never seen anyone in my gym do higher than 185(pounds of course) let alone 245 atg for reps like me.
Not many people on /fit/ actually lift a lot. They just watch videos of top athletes who are probably on juice doing numbers like 405 like nothing and compare others to the same standard.
Squats are hard. You need more mobility for a squat than any other major lift (I think). There's also different definitions on what a proper squat is. If I did half squats like most of the guys in my gym, I bet I could squat 150kg for a rep.
I was in London last summer. Nearly every single male I interacted with was either extremely doughy or an effeminate lanklet. Girls were literally swarming me because I had muscle definition.