Littletodd wrote:As above, I can bench 100kg for 6 but can only squat 80kg for 6!
If i'm on cycle it goes up to about 100kg but natural (which I have been for about a year) my max is pretty poor tbh. I have tried adding more plates but I end up twisting my body as I push through which indicates the weight was too much
Is there any reason for this other than weak legs?
Some great advice above. But in answer to your question, I think core and flexibility play a much more important role in squatting heavy than the legs. As the saying goes: you're only as strong as your weakest link, and almost everybody would be weaker in these areas than their legs (which are carrying their full weight around all day long).
Funnily enough there's this bloke who was also on 80kg for his squat and managed to double it in only 16 weeks:https://jamesclear.com/how-to-squat-more
He follows the Milo of Croton progressive overloading training principles where you start off real light.
I think it's a great write-up, and perhaps the most effective basic programme for increasing your squat.
The only thing I would say is that you don't necessarily need to do squats first - you can do them later on in your workout Steve Reeves-esque and you'll still have room for improvement every session.