Bilateral Strength Imbalances
Updated: Dec 19, 2018
Did you know you are at greater risk for injury when you have imbalances in your strength? Did you also know there are certain ideal strength ratios?
Here are a few of the basic strength ratios:
1RM Front Squat: 85% of back squat
1RM Deadlift: 120% of back squat
1RM Push Press: 85% of bench press
1RM Clean & Jerk: 80% of back squat
1RM Snatch: 65% of back squat
Are you +/- 5% for each ratio? If not, you may have some strength imbalances or you may lack sound technique on your lifts. Improving these ratios is one of the many things KNP programming addresses to prevent injury and improve weaknesses.