Just wondering if anyone had any suggestions I might not have thought of! I'm returning to lifting after a long illness and can't seem to get my squats as low as I'd like. My hamstrings are definitely no tighter than they used to be and I've had a friend check my form is alright. Is there anything else you can think of which might be keeping my dragged bum up in the air?
Can you go lower on lighter weights, have you tried slightly different stances on lower weights and have you changed your shoes? No expert, just things I have been messing around with. Well done on getting back to it!
All good ideas, but I'm not even getting low with just bodyweight - it's driving me nuts! My shoes are the same kind as before but trying a different kind is an idea I'd not thought of. I can go a little lower with sumo squats I think, so slightly different stances might be worth me experimenting with too Maybe my hamstrings are tight and I'm kidding myself, I don't know!
My instinct would be to practice lots of bodyweight squats for now and leave the weights but as I say, no expert. Does it feel like your bottom is going back and down and then your hamstrings kick in and hurt?
My hips are going back and down, hamstrings definitelyengaged but not uncomfortable, then I hit a point where I just can't seem to go lower. I'm just about breaking parallel at the moment, so I guess that's something..
I'm doing really regular stretching, so if it is the hamstrings being tight then hopefully they'll loosen up I'm currently doing front squats with a fairly few weight (if any). I'm determined to work out what's going on before I go heavy or switch to back barbell!!
Definitely no bouncing going on but I'm wondering if I'm looking down part way through - something to keep in mind definitely!