I have developed a bad habit with my heavier squats. As I descend I almost second guess myself and descend in a slow and hesitant manner, almost as if Im not sure I will be able to squat back up once Im down.
What cues or techniques do I need to do to stop this bad habit?
It’s been repeated to death, but I particularly like elitefts 'so you think you can squat series" on this.
I teach all first time barbell squatters the low bar squat… This way we can emphasize the hips. Practice breaking at the hips. And if you feel you have enough core stability, throw a bench underneath and go for box squats with higher weight.