Okay, now this is a common misconception that has really taken off with all the PL articles written by geared lifters.
In the squat and the BP, there is only one sticking point, and that is when you are at your most biomechanically disadvantageous position. In the squat, this is when the femur is parallel to the ground, and in the BP, it’s when the humerus is parallel to the ground. This will be the same with everyone, unless they bounce out of the bottom or use their sternum as a springboard.
What this means is that all the advice people have ever given about being strong off the chest or out of the hole is BS. Provided you are lifting RAW and with sound form, everyone fails at the same time. The answer is simply to get stronger.
If you want to squat better and feel stronger out of the hole, just squat heavy and deep. If you want to get stronger faster, do squats but pause at or below parallel for 2-3 seconds on each rep. Again, there’s no way to get over “sticking points” other than getting stronger.
I disagree. In many cases, a lifter may have built imbalances through poor form, neglecting certain exercises, or whatever. In that case, it is quite possible to have a different sticking point.
For example, my introduction to lifting involved a lot of leg extensions and no other leg work, and as a result it took me a while to build the glute/ ham strength necessary for deep, solid squats.[/quote]