Am I doomed to be a lameass forever and not squat?
Well I just got back from the gym, and while lately it's been a great feeling today was NOT. Last week I finally worked back up to my all time best on the squat of 175 for 5 reps across 3 sets. Monday the gym was closed for Labor Day and so Wednesday I had my first attempt at 180. Went like this 5,4,4 and I honestly probably could have busted ass and got 5 across but there was a strong chance I would have had to drop the weight.
Today I go into the gym expecting to nail it and during my warm up I start to feel like I've been cutting my work sets short of depth. So I make damn sure I hit depth and it looks like 3,2,2 and both of my elbows feel like they're on fire. I've been wondering if because I'm sick my body isn't recovering from workout to workout. I've noticed soreness in my hams the last week that was never there before either.
I guess I'm just looking for some insight. Whenever the weight starts to get really heavy my form breaks down because I've never had any formal weight training. I study Starting Strength the book at least 3-4 times a week around workouts to evaluate and reinforce the concepts. I feel like I'll never have excellent form without training so it's almost not worth squatting.