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Problem Encountered in Rippetoes

Okay guys, I’ve been doing some research in regards to my squatting issue and it seems I may have hit a wall in the beginner program by rippetoe.

I’ve been on this beginner program sine february and gained a good 20-25lbs and have definitely increased in strength and size. Most of my lifts are maxed. I’ve deloaded more than twice on all the lifts except for the deadlift and the squat.

However, I had to drop my squat weight completely and start over because I was lifting out of the zone in a good morning-like manner and while I could load 245lbs I could not squat it correctly. Right now I worked it back to 175lbs, in ATG squat form, and realize I may have some core imbalances that are causing light back pains.

I’m beginning to wonder if I should simply move on, considering I have maxed every lift save the squat. I was thinking of doing the squatting 3x a week to keep working on the form and weight but switch up the other lifts to break these walls I’ve hit.

I’m open to all suggestions.