I’ve been on a 5x5 program for some time and have had good improvements in all the major lifts. When i was squatting i was noticing that my lower back and hamstrings were doing most of the work, so i recorded myself. My suspicions were confirmed, i was ‘good morning’ the bar on the way up.
I am now concentrating on trying to keep an upright torso throughout but should i keep the 5x5 template for squats and just seriously reduce the weight and focus on technique more than weight lifed? or should i adopt a more high volume approach (3 or 4 x 10??) to squats whist continuing the rest of my program in a 5x5 manner?
When i recorded myself i also noticed that when i reach the bottom of my squat the left side of the bar is closer to the safety bars (slightly lower) than the right, how should i go about fixing this?
And i thought i was making great progress with squats…