Hey guys, I recently switched over from broken form squat 245lbs to ATG squats. I started back at 135lbs and since then have hit 175lbs no problem except for one thing.
I must not be getting out of the zone (bottom position) correctly or something. Each time I lift out it seems there is this weight pushing the middle of my back down, between my ass and the barbell.
I am not sure but could it be one of the following:
- arching my back to much
- learning forwards to much
- doing something wrong when lifting out of the bottom position
I will try and best describe how I perform my squats so you can have an easier time helping me out.
Once the bar is loaded, low bar position, I take a step back and then a few side nudges to position my feet.
I keep my head fairly straight, slightly looking down, but not at the floor, the wall.
I then begin to move my hips back, which in turn lower themselves until my hamstrings touch my calves. Usually I keep going a bit because the weight is heavy and well I can’t just stop dead on it’s tracks.
When I lift the weight I begin my pushing my hips up and out and try as best as I can to tighten my abs/back and push up.
So there you have it, I hope someone can help me out because I can sense as the weight increases this pain will increase just as much. It’s the main reason I dropped from 245lbs parallel broken form to 135lbs atg squats but it seems now at 175lbs atg squat I am getting the same issue.