I should clarify that I’m not an olympic lifter, but since I’m trying to achieve an olympic back squat this is probably the best place to put the question.
Just like many, I seem to get a lot of knee pain while doing back squats (doesn’t matter if it’s a wide power squat or a narrow olympic squat), however, while doing front squats, I am completely pain free. The front squats are done ATG just like I try to achieve with the back squat.
I have long legs and a short torso, if that info is of any value. I have had my squat form reevaluated by several lifers all from olympic lifters to powerlifters, generally they say it looks good, perhaps a slight bit too much of a forward lean, but I’m not sure if I can fully get over that with my body composition or if it’s really even that bad of a thing.
For my question, why am I getting knee pain from back squats, when front squats are just fine? The pain is located on the upper part of the knee cap where it connects to the quad. I also feel very powerless during a back squat, while I feel I can really press much better in the front squat.