I started out squatting on the smith machine for awhile (I know, I know…) and then I moved to the squat rack. Unfortunately I couldn’t go more than 45 degrees even with a very light weight (it felt like my hamstrings would just give out), so I took the advice of someone that was helping me out and put some plates under my heels. I did that for awhile and then started reading up about how doing that is a crutch for weak hamstrings and poor posture.
After reading a great article I found here, I switched to box squats and added good mornings for about a month to help me get better form. I’m switching back to free squats and was wondering if anyone can offer any insight or any a-ha moments you’ve had when squatting that might help me make sure my form is good so I can get lower.
I think I got it and I’m anxious to get back in the gym and try them again, and I really don’t want to dissapoint myself.