Hi all. I’m a long time fan now with a question about squatting imbalance. I’m a poor squatter and I think I just figured out why.
Yesterday was heavy front squat day, deep 8x3. Today my left glute and right thigh are sore. Not so with right glute and left thigh.
I’ve suspected this for a long time and this just proves it: I think I drive up from the bottom with my left side (ie. glute) and turn to the help of my right thigh in the middle. With heavy weight I also slow down significantly at about parallel. Any slower and I’d stop.
My right thigh is certainly bigger than left. Don’t know about glutes, I can’t see them from where I’m standing.
I used to have a slight prob with my right knee, so maybe I’ve instinctively started to avoid putting weight on it.
On top of this, I get a sore back from squatting, even front squatting. Feels like my left lower back gets compressed and the spine locks up and I’m as limber as timber. Hanging from a pull-up bar helps some.
Is it all because of this imbalance?
How should I go about correcting this? Should I start squatting lighter weights real slow and concentrate on working the weaker links? Or do some kind of unilateral work?
Help would be much much appreciated. I love squatting. Thanks for reading guys.