I have some newbie questions, hopefully you guys can answer.
My first question is about squat technique.
I’m fairly tall (about 6 feet) with long legs, so I read that a slight wider stance with a low bar position would help me out. At first I couldn’t help but round my back when I got to parallel. I have been trying to improve my form with hip/ankle mobility to give the hamstring a bit more flexibility.
I’m doing a lot better not rounding my back but have some other body pains. Should my hips be a bit sore after squatting? Or is this from bad technique? It’s about 60-90min after my workout and they feel okay again but for a while there they really felt sore.
I know I don’t have a video to upload to show technique but I will hopefully have one Monday. I also have a trainer session on Monday, maybe you guys can suggest some ways to get the most out of my session.
I have been doing Stronglifts 5x5 for about 11-12 weeks and I’m starting to stall a lot more often. On the website they suggest a progression of lifts that go from SL5x5 to SL3x5 to SL1x5 to Madcow 5x5. Should I look into the SL 3x5 program? Current lifting stats from last sessions are as follows
Squat 200lbs 5x5 (first stall on this weight today)
OHP 112.5lbs 5x5 (second stall last session)
Deadlift 235lbs 1x5 (difficult to get the last 2 reps)
Bench 125lbs 5x5 (still okay)
Rows 125lbs 5x5 (okay, challenging to keep form)
Short term goals, hopefully in 3months:
Squat 225lbs 5x5
oHP 125lbs 5x5
Deadlift 275lbs 1x5
Bench 155lbs 5x5
Rows 135lbs 5x5
Where would I get a temple for the SL3x5 program? Or is it better to look into SS/ 5/3/1?
Sorry for making such a long post, but thank you for your input!