It seemed an anomaly that I can leg press close to 500kg and yet struggle with squatting 100kg+ for reps. I have power from the bottom of the movement from parallel but I reach a sticking point that restricts me from going to 120kg+. That sticky point I believe is my lower back so in view of this I decided to swap my usual 40 minute second leg session of the week on saturdays with deadlifts. I decided to take my time and not go very heavy as I haven't deadlifted for over a year now and it's been almost 3 years since I'd done my 180kg PB.
Deadlift: Began each set from the rack and took the weights to within half an inch of the floor and at times tapped the floor just a tad...not bouncing it though!
40kg x 12
60kg x 10
80kg x 10
100kg x 8
120kg x 6
130kg x 4
140kg x 3: even though my legs felt like they'd done hardly any work I stopped it at that as my back began to round on the last rep
Treadmill: High intensity for 20 mins, calories burned = 265
Cross-trainer: Medium intensity for 30 mins, calories burned = 400
Time: 90 mins
Result: My entire back felt destroyed! Today my lats and upper back are still sore and ESPECIALLY my lower back! I just hope it's recovered by Tuesday so that I can hit the squats...if not then I'll train legs on Wednesday instead.