I don’t know what the fuck is up with my legs/back but I can currently bench almost as much as I can squat. Some problems I have when squatting:
A) it KILLS my spine. Like I can actually feel shit getting compressed/torqued in my spine. It also feels like it’s about to snap on most reps (even with just 135 lbs.)
B) My knees always jerk back and forth when I’m coming up out of the hole.
C) My knees are usually slanted to one side or the other when coming up out of the hole. (Instead of being a straight vertical line from my ankle to my knee, both my knees are slanted to the side, like the leaning tower of Pisa).
D) Coming out of the hole my body is never a straight vertical line. It’s like my shins are leaning one way, my upper legs another, my torso another.
E) I feel like I’m leaning forward way too much during reps, but can’t seem to do anything about it.
F) When I’m squatting I don’t feel like my legs are doing any work. My quads MAYBE; but overall my ass and hamstrings don’t even feel like they’re contracting or working. (I know obviously they must be if I’ve ever completed a rep).
G) After a set of squats my spine, and the muscles in my middle back right near my spine are very uncomfortable, it feels like they’re bulging or compressed or something.
OK, what the fuck do I do? I haven’t found any articles on T-Nation that really address any of these problems.