Ok I m working my strength out (with low number related to the beasts here but I m going hard). My gym has no squat rack. Yes. It does exist, especially in Paris, finding a squat rack is hardcore, you know.
Well I paid when I was doing some useless fitness and cant get a refund or cant get them to buy one. They say “use the smith”.
I squatted using an incline bench (this was pretty acrobatic and silly) but as the weight I lift is heavier and heavier, I cannot do it anymore.
So I went on the smith. But the smith wrecks my knees, no matter how I position my feet, no matter my form : Smith = painful knees (and lower back too).
My program is basically a variation of SL5x5 (i finished the first round and adapted it), with 2 workouts :
A\ Squat ; Bench ; Pull-ups - assistance with lat raise, shoulder rotation work
B\ Squat ; OHP ; Deadlift - chin ups for assistance
And crunches at night.
Squat is becoming difficult. In 3 months I am changing my gym however I still want to build strength on legs. What can I do ? Heavy lunges high rep ? Going supra-heavy on leg press ?
I got the shits not being able to squat