I’m transitioning to squatting in a raised heel weightlifting shoe from barefoot. My squats are now very slow relative to before, even using something as light as 65% percent.
How could I go about improving this speed?
I think the “problem” is that my quads haven’t learned to be explosive. Deadlifts are slow off the floor, but fast after that point; mat/block pulls are fast. Squatting barefoot was fast, but squatting with a raised heel is slow.
High pulls seemed to be more posterior chain for me, and I think they helped a lot in general to build speed with my glutes and hamstrings.
Is there something similar I can do to retrain my quads to work explosively?
Of course, I might not be on the right path at all.