Having some trouble with my squats. The things I’m aware of are my lack of glute “activation”, and the stress on my groin, and my lack of hamstring flexibility.
No telling what else (video below so anything else can be pointed out/fixed).
Glutes: I’ve felt them after a workout ONCE. Not sure how I managed to use them as I can’t recreate it lol. I e read all kinds of stuff like “hold it in like you had some bad sushi” to “ screw your legs into the ground…” any time I try and do any of those my hips rotate forward curving my lower spine, not only that but as soon as I start to lower I lose what ever I managed to “squeeze”.
Groin: I’ve never felt my quads struggle to move the weight… it’s always my groin that yells at me. (Where the crease is in my upper thigh/pubic area). I’ve tried all kinds of odd stretches and what not but it always seems tight and is my limiting factor on weight. I’ve played around with foot width and toe angle and I can make it worse, but not better.
Hamstring flexibility: every single stretch labeled for hammies seems to stretch right behind my knee and not the middle/upper of the back of my leg. The only thing I’ve found helpful is sitting legs spread apart wide, and leaning forward. Also squatting with a semi wide stance and wrapping my arms around my thighs and squeezing my torso down. I do these daily and it seems I’ve made zero progress. Any ideas?
Weight in videos is 225, this was my old working weight (25 total reps), I moved to 255, but between the hammy flexibility and the groin I’m stepping back down till I can figure this out as to not injure myself. No idea what max is.