For those of you uninterested, here’s female.
I read someplace that it’s good to start front squats in the hole like an anderson squat (though, I haven’t been going off the pins, because I normally go deeper after this first rep).
I recently got a minor strain in my knee and I think it’s regarding this. Obviously, it’s a lot harder starting in the hole. To compensate, I would normally lean backwards and let the rack catch my balance as I move up on the first rep (like a smith machine) or lean forward and support it w/ more of my back. The weights aren’t that high yet, but leaning forward seems wrong.
Is leaning back correct? Should I just drop the weight and focus on getting out straight up? Or should I just raise my starting level?