Im having trouble getting my squat weight to increase and so have been making an attempt to find my weak points and fix them. Im pretty sure my posterior chain just needs a lot of work, that’s why it is hard for me to get the whole sitting back deal going on.
Im basically a beginner when it comes to weightlifting, im 18, have been lifting for 3 years Id say, just started westside a few months ago. Havent been progressing really fast as Ive been working on technique. Anyway, I noticed yesterday on DE squat that I get stuck about 8-12 inches off the box before blasting through. So, I need to increase speed. Would it be a good idea to get bands? Ive read before that for beginners they are not really necessary, but I think my slow bar speed is killing my numbers.
Also, ive begun to realize, with help from here and elitefts, that i really need to change up the ME lower movements, that full squatting every week isnt the best. Last week i tried zerchers for the first time and it went okay, but when I hit even 175 (max free squat of 350) i started to lean forward a bit so that my elbows would touch my knees as I neared the bottom. Is this supposed to occur, or do I need to sit back more?
Sorry for it being so longwinded, all help would be greatly appreciated.