So if you’ve been following me at all you will know I’ve really been focusing on hitting depth and stepping back from adding weight to my squats. I have incorporated a couple things:
- I re-joined a gym for mirrors to see how deep I am going
- When I lift from home, I place a box on the ground and touch it for depth.
Both are helping me get muscle memory of the necessary depth.
However, what it has brought about is a gap in my strength, naturally, or so I think.
For example, today, I worked up to 405x3 with no real issues. Then, I was going to do 425x3, first rep, hit the hole went up about maybe 8 inches, then went down like 4 inches, I was like “wtf”, then went back up with no issues. So, I stopped because I didnt’ know what to think of that.
It wasn’t heavy, or hard, but something went wrong. I don’t know if I’m weak out of the hole now, or if my intensity just wasn’t there and I got “lazy” on the drive.
I also noticed the lower I go I get a little butt wink.
So, I am planning on doing more speed squats, and getting some paused squats.
Anything else I should do to fix this or any ideas? It was a little creepy, I thought I was going to dump 425 for a second.
one other thing to note is back in March I attempted 455, got 1/2 way up, then just dropped like a rock, no real warning. It felt like this, but in March, 455 was heavy, it is 50-100 lbs under my max now.