So, my background is that I started training a decade ago doing silly CrossFit shit, ending up owning a "box," and eventually transitioned into Oly Lifting as a focus, gaining respectable enough numbers for a dude who weighed 155 along the way. I burnt out, drank too much, ate like crap, and didn't touch a weight for 4 years.
Coming back, I wanted to gain a baseline of strength, as I was always naturally weak, so I started Starting Strength, not having done it back when I was a true novice. Was going fine, until I realized about 6 weeks in, squatting 225 3x5, that I was still high bar squatting like crazy. I daialed down to 175 and have been trying to change to low bar, for 2 reasons:
1) My posterior chain has always sucked hard; I used to FS more than I could BS, and couldn't deadlift a thing.
2) I'm doing SS, so I figured why not give Rip the respect to sqaut how he prescribes?
Problem is, I can't get my body to adapt to the LBBS, at all. I'm so used to vertical squats, after all the Oly work, and I prided myself on how vertical I was, that my body defaults when weight gets heavier. My form for LBBS looked pretty decent at 175-190, and then the last 2 days of training, crap. I fell apart but managed to rep out at 200 3x5, and then failed to even do a single rep at 205 on my 3rd set today, after putting up 225 3x5 w a high bar a month ago. At this point, I'm wondering should I:
A) Deload like crazy and train the LBBS with higher reps and slower pace at a super low, like 135ish weight?
B) Say F it, and just high bar squat, throwing in RDL's or some such for the hammies
C) Fight to correct form and keep at the weight I'm at, attempting the LB squat
D) Do another program
My BW is about 165, numbers have gone (all 3x5, except DL is 1x5)
Squat 115-225/200 (HB vs LB)
Power Clean 95-165
Definitely messing with my head, and the form breakdowns I felt today were scary. Not trying to get hurt.
Thanks for any input.