I’ve had a strange experience my last two squatting sessions (I squat on Mondays). I’m the only guy in my gym that I’ve seen squat deep, so I don’t have anyone to ask.
Last Monday I did a 5x5 with 185. The week before that I did 5x5 for 175. There’s a mirror in front of the Power rack, so I get to watch my form as I squat. I usually drop down so that I can see my butt below my knees in the mirror. This is not easy to do while keeping your head pointed up!
The last two sessions, I had to force myself down just to make parallel, and the weight just felt way too heavy. I’ve played with my stance, and I do better with a narrow stance, but it still feels ‘off.’
I'm pretty sure somethign's off in my form, but I just can't figure out what it might be. I'm planning on dropping the weight down to 150, mebbe even 135 and try to build myself back up, but beyond that, I'm not sure what I need to do.
If it helps, the rest of my leg workout is a 4x5 of front squats after my back squats. I did 135 for that last Monday, and am gonna do 145 next week. I also do deas on Friday. I’m pulling 4x3 for 235.
This is kinda my first ‘problem’ in lifting, and I’m not sure how to approach it.