My squat form is horrible. Weakest lift since I didn't train legs at all for a year.
I made a thread awhile ago with my squat. http://boards.4chan.org/fit/thread/35597886#bottom
https://youtu.be/v9UGvlR-JHw I tried follow the tips given to me
In my opinion OP the key to nailing form is doing it at a weight that is actually semi-challenging. So in the 70% range of your 1rm.
I say this because I found my form broke when I was doing heavier weights and spent a very long time focusing on a mid-point getting everything feeling strong. As a general rule if you squat and something hurts you're doing it wrong, so keep going back to the drawing board, and figure it out by repeatedly tweaking and seeing what feels good.
Not convinced buttwink is a big deal either.
Can someone recommend a way to do squats at home without a rack?
I've tried doing front squats but i wasnt able to get the bar properly setup.
Zercher hurts my joints like crazy. Will that pass or should i try something different.
I have 70kgs of weight available fyi, which is sufficient since i like doing high rep squats.
stopped lifting for a month because school was getting really demanding.
squat goes down from 185 lbs for 5 reps to below 135 lbs for 5.
it keeps going down every time i work out and im ready to just give up and stop squatting all together.
my form is even worse than OP's because i cant even reach a portion of his depth.
the only reason i got to 185 is because i had my feet at bench grip width and even though my back hurt from squatting i ignored it.
gonna grab a video of myself squatting this friday, cause im worried guys.
So in summary can we agree that squats are demanding and need more patience and organisation than other exercises.
I feel like most peopl eincluding my self:
1) want to go up fast
2) arent strong leg folks to begin with
3) wont put in lots of work (lunges, flexibility) to gradually improve
4) become weaker from squatting related injuries
Lets just stop that.
Heels going up
>probably compensation for buttwink but to be sure change your stance so that the weight is on your heela rather then the front of your feet