I’m having continued trouble squatting I’ve heard people say to ‘sit down between your hips’ or something like that for squatting. I feel like I am, but it makes no difference. I get to parallel and it’s like my hips, hamstrings, glutes, and quads just feel ‘empty’ for lack of a better word, like they’re not even engaged.
It’s like that part of my body is just completely missing, as though there’s nothing there to flex. I actually can do almost the same weight going Olympic ATG on squats. I get that momentum of starting from the floor, so that when I get close to parallel and all the power evaporates, I’ve still got enough speed to carry me through to the top of the rep.
My 1RM for deadlifting right now is probably a shade over 500 (This coming week I’ll pull 4503, my previous 1RM in August was 475 when I could barely pull 4153). I can deadlift almost 200 lbs. more than I can squat.
I can almost bench as much as I can squat. I have no explanation for this whatsoever. I am prioritizing my deadlift this bulk, so I didn’t expect my squat to go up a ton, but it’s actually gone down some. Here are a few videos:
This is a 3/4 view @ 290 lbs.
This is a 3/4 view @ 300 lbs.
Here’s a rear view @ 315 lbs.