I have a problem with stability when I squat after a certain weight for a couple of reasons. Mainly, I’ve wrestled for almost my entire life (including 3 years Division 1), but rarely took weightlifting seriously. Because of this, I have an asymmetrical body, with my lead leg being significantly stronger than the other. For example, I can relatively easily do a one-legged squat with my good one, and I have to bust my ass and shake on the way up with my bad one. When I squat a light weight (such as warm ups and maybe my first set), I have been told I have very good form, and it feels so to me. However, after that, when the weight is a bit heavier, I can go controlled all the way to a bit below parallel, but when I go to bring it up, I almost swivel my hips to put the majority of the load on my right leg. I can get the weight up clean without rounding my back and still keeping on my heels, but I know my right leg is doing the brunt of the lifting.
I would stick with the highest weight that I have perfect form at but my left leg is still way weaker and I’m stagnating because my right leg is getting worked harder. Is there any way I can help balance the two out so that I can squat perfectly all the time? I’ve thought about isolating each leg and building the weight for the left one up and holding the right one constant until the left catches up to it, but I don’t know if that will work. I know it’s a long post but it’s been driving me crazy, and now that I’m not on the team anymore, I actually want to focus on lifting and bust my ass but I can’t ask our strength coach. Any suggestions would be awesome, thanks.