I recently joined a gym where we actually have access to barbell weights. For the past year (on and off) I would lift at my company gym, but it was limited to dumbbells and machines. Switching to barbell exercises has https://showbox.bio/ been a transition, but aside from losing some weight on things like benchpress I feel comfortable now.
Anyway I decided to start squatting yesterday. I have been doing leg press (although I am the WORST about skipping leg days), https://tutuapp.uno/ and can do about 270x5 even after a warm up run (2 or 3 miles, relaxed pace @ 10:00ish). I weigh 200 pounds and yesterday I tried squatting. Now I started with the bar, to try to get my form down. I was stuggling big time with keeping my knees from going too far forward. After a bit I felt much better about my form, so I upped the weight to 105.When I attempted this it was clear I couldnt get a full rep with good form, so I abandoned. I played with my form with and without the bar (after removing the weight) and I struggled big time. It felt like I wasnt strong enough to do it right, but that surprised me given the fact I could leg press OK, and I run about 12 miles a week and walk another 5.
I am wondering if there is a “trick” or something I can concentrate on to make sure I can get good form, or is my best bet to keep doing the bar/body weight until my form improves?