Hey man, Good on you for reaching out and seeking some help.
What you’re feeling is some good old fashioned tight hips. That’s what you’re feeling when you squat, it’s very common and easily fixable.
try this warm up and you should be laughing.
Also, you thought maybe bring your stance in, where is it at now?[/quote]
Thanks. The thing is, when I do squats, I’m not just thinking to get the movement done, I think about contracting the muscle that should do the movement. I read an article about Schwarzenegger who said something along the lines: The weight is just a means to an end; it’s about the muscles contracting.
I have heard that I should break at the hips to rise from the bottom. What exactly does that mean? Can you explain in some detail how I should rise form the bottom? What should my leg be doing?
And what do you mean by ,bring my stance in"? My feet are shoulder width apart, I forgot to mention. Are my toes too far out at 45 degress?
Keep your feet shoulder width, I was asking as if your feet are too wide it can hurt the hips.
Don’t worry about feeling the muscles, just focus on coming up strong, lead with your head and chest, tight low back and stand up.
YOur muscles will take care of themselves, Arnold was talking about how to bicep curl, not squat.