Question for you all.
I am fairly new to bodybuilding within the last year and I am trying to master the squat. I started out using a smith machine as I heard this was a goo starting point for learning the technique.
However, I have been informed and have realised that my form is slightly wrong. Before I suffer an injury I am looking for ways to start squatting using a a free weight barbell. The drawback to this is that I can’t seem to squat down to parallel without my hips going out behind me and it ends up being more of a good morning when I stand back up. This is due to my ankles not being able to flex enough. I have not problems with a deadlift though. I do however have long legs which makes it a son of a bitch to get down properly as my hips and knees need to travel quite far out to get down.
I have read that raising your heels may be a starting point in order to get used to the exercise but I have my doubts as to whether this is a good idea or not for my knees. (obviously I am going to take it easy and use light weights to avoid injury)
Has anyone had a similar experience as I would like to know what approach they took. I am concerned that I may be biomechanically unsuited to squatting. I hope this is not the case.
Thanks for your time