Ever since switching from high bar, narrow stance squats to low bar, wider stance squats my weight has jumped significantly but the one thing I suck at is the speed/explosiveness of the squats.
I am currently doing madcow 5x5 and will it is working pretty good. The thing is if you saw me squat 315 you'd think I probably couldn't squat 405 (but I can) just because the speed in which I squat both weights feels the same.
Anyways, any tips/suggestions to improve my explosiveness/speed on the squats? I do 3x5 box jumps before each session. I'm guessing lighter weight/higher reps would help improve that, but I've been following madcow 5x5 exactly how it is meant to be done.
Also to note, I am having trouble keeping my hip flexors loose. I do defrancos warm up and stretch my hip flexors both before and after my workouts, but they still remain tight. I can even feel the tightness when warming up with the bar and lighter weights, but I am still able to move the bigger weights.
**I was suppose to do 400x3 for the last set but was a dumbass and threw on 2 more 45's. Anyways, what do you think? What are my weak points and things I can improve on?