I started with 20 kgs on my squats and it took me a good 7 weeks to progress to 80 kgs. The squat was the easiest to progress in and I felt powerful doing them 3x a week. I always start with a negative since in the gym he does not own a squat rack which troubles me. I have to squat until i ask someone to put it on my back and just support me for the 5 or 6 sets.
Everything was fine. I did quite a big deload in my squats… around 15-20kgs. I’m around 83kgs now and I have a terrible hip problem when i squat. as i sit for them to load my back, i feel a little pain in my thigh and as load the weights(I have to bear the hip pain so i don’t stumble or do anything stupid) and this has caused my to reduce my stance to just shoulder width. And now its hard for me to progress in my squats.
Is the problem affecting my squats and my numbers? Is it hip mobility issues? I am quite rigid too. Flexibility is not my thing. Please suggest something for full body flexibility too so i don’t stumble on any such problems with any of my other lifts.