I met this guy in the gym when he asked me for a spot, and some feedback on his bench.
We got to chatting, as I don’t talk to anyone unless they ask for help. Turns out he hurt his hip pretty bad in high school, and had never squatted before.
We set up a time, and I took him through my beginners squat progression.
We started with a dynamic warm up, and extra static stretching for his hips, ankles, and shoulders.
Then we started with bodyweight squats and went from there, I didn’t get all the sets on film, but you get the idea. He had never squatted before and we took him up to a pretty good 225 well below parallel.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments, as I use this progression as my warm up before I squat as well.