I haven’t been doing squats for very long, about 6 months, and only consistently for maybe 3.
Before, I just did leg press and extensions…the usual excuses.
Now, I want to improve my squat ability. Right now, I can bench more than I can squat (with good form).
The weight issue isn’t troubling me, I can improve that easily enough. It’s getting the FORM down that worries me.
I cannot squat parallel. My body just won’t do it. With a narrow stance, it’s my hamstrings that stop me. My foot won’t flex upward enough so that I can squat down to parallel without (1) getting up on my toes and (2) leaning too far forward.
Using wide stance, I can barely move downward at all. My hips just don’t seem to be able to produce that motion. With a wide stance, I only go downward about 4 or 5 inches, even with no weight.
So, is this a typical beginner problem that will correct itself in time by simply keeping with the squats?
Or, are there some other actions I need to take to address this problem?