I just wanted to share this experience with you, for what its worth. I was coming up to do squats the other day, so I go over to wait at the squat rack. There's a guy on there looks twice my weight. He's got 200Kg ready to go for his next set. He asks me what im waiting for, I nod to the squat rack, and say im just waiting until hes done.
He says to me, work in if you like... I laugh and let on 100KG is my limit, 4 and a half plates a side would snap me. Anyway we get talking, he starts to ask all about my weight, how long lifting, then whats my stance, demonstrate how I squat.
Now this is the best bit: He uses up his rest time to really take the time to find my best stance width. He brings a bench over and gets me to box squat, because apparently im bnreaking at the knee and not the hips. He gets me driving up properly. He finally does his work set, and then we take the weight right down, and he coaches me on technique as i start to work up the weight on my own squats.
I've never met him before that day, and yet he took the time to show a fairly scrawny looking guy like me to squat properly, not just make a comment like "thats not right" and walk off. Hopefully he realised I was listening properly and desperately trying to remember every little nugget. But those 10-15 mins probably have been the most productive i've had in a long time. I just thought i'd share that, as perhaps we'll all be on one side or other of a similar moment ourselves one day.