I’m about to start the madcowâ??s 5x5 routine so I went to the gym to test my 5 rep. max., but I realized that my heels are off the floor when I reach the bottom position of the squat (olympic style). I want to fix this problem and the solutions Iâ??ve found so far are:
1.- Start madcowâ??s 5x5 routine while working on hip and knee flexibility so when I start breaking PRs in one month my problem will be fixed. (my 5 rep max is 110 kilos but the program starts light and I wonâ??t squat 110 kilos again until I start the fourth week of the program).
2.- Lower the weight a lot (like 30 kilos less) and squat three times a week (sets of 12) in order to work on my form while working on my knee and hip mobility.
3.- Replace barbel squats for bodyweight squats until I master the form. While I do that I will make deadlifts my main lift in order to maintain my strenght.
*So far I think first option is better because I will be squatting 3 times a week using light weights (actually, I should start week one lifting 110 kilos, but in order to have more weeks to practice, I will start with 100)but maybe someone here has dealt with a similar problem and might give me a different solution.
P.S. I wanted to post a video but the resolution was pretty bad and it is impossible to check my squat clearly.