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Old 09-13-2007, 09:58 AM   #1
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Default back, front, and overhead squats

Is there any formula, or chart, or anything that one can use to determine what their front and overhead squat one-rep maxs are based off of your one rep back squat. Ie, you haveing a 400 pound back squat means your front squat is x pounds and your overhead is y pounds.

I have doubts that there is anything, but it doesnt hurt to ask.
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Old 09-13-2007, 10:06 AM   #2
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I've read a couple of places that a front squat should be 80% of your back squat. I can't currently remember where I found that number though sorry.

I'm not sure about a correlation between OHS and BS though.
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Old 09-13-2007, 10:10 AM   #3
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In my experience, Front Squat for most people will be about 80% of their Back Squat while the OHS doesn't have much to do with the other lifts since it is mostly core strength, flexibility, and being used to the technique. I have had clients come to me that could back squat 350+lbs but couldn't OHS 95.
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haha we just posted the same thing at the same time, Allen
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Old 09-13-2007, 04:14 PM   #5
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You might want to fire off something to Dan John.

He has a Spider Chart for this stuff, if I remember correctly. The file doesn't appear to be up anymore on his site.

I incorporated most of the info into a spreadsheet. If I get some time on my hands I might dig out what I've got...

This link might be of help. Maybe try to extrapolate OHS numbers from the snatch?

http://www.powerandbulk.com/img/SpiderResults.gif
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Old 09-13-2007, 04:27 PM   #6
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Peter was doing a survey. Hopefully he will see this thread and post some results.
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Old 09-13-2007, 06:17 PM   #7
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Ok, using Dan John's Spider Web Chart and some other resources (which I have now forgotten), I put a spreadsheet together a while back that computed stuff out for me.

FS 86% of BS
OHS 69% of BS

I think I used the Spider Chart to get the clean and front squat poundages from a given back squat poundage. I then assumed that clean : front squat = snatch : ohs

Not worth much, but there are numbers there.

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Old 09-14-2007, 04:43 PM   #8
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Fs/bs = 74% (285/374)
Ohs/bs = 51% (192/374)
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I have the spider chart on my computer, but can't seem to upload it But if you want it I can email to you.

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Old 09-15-2007, 11:42 AM   #10
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Keep in mind that the limiting factor in the OHSQ is shoulder strength, not leg strength, so there is no necessary correlation.

Also, the numbers are for snatch-grip OHSQs. If you have the flexibility to do a jerk-grip overhead squat, you can handle significantly more weight, especially if you are built for it (i.e., short). It has been said that some chinese oly lifters jerk-grip OHSQ more than they front squat--their shoulders can handle the load, and the OHSQ puts the load at a position with better leverage than the FSQ, more directly above the COG.
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