everyone always thinks they know someone elses problems. You may have a structural deficiency that is keeping you from squatting as hard as you can. Have your feet checked.
Turns out I always had one foor that rolled in while the other remained fine, f’ed up my squat. Leg press was strong though. Could be your hips. Very possibly a muscle imbalance in your legs - like your right hamstring is stronger than your left or tighter.
Many things can effect an exercise like the squat. You come onto a forum like this and you’ll get - “stop being a pussy, you’re not training hard enough,” or “you need to learn to use your quads.” That’s BS.
My guess is it’s in your flexibility, most likely the hamstrings. And this “bar high on the neck and toes pointed forward” - you squat where your feet are comfortable and keep the bar on the traps. Though none of these things may be your problem, you might just not be a squatter - nothing wrong with that.
Nothing is wrong with just leg presses. Many a BB does not do squats.[/quote]
This is the Strength Sport section not the BB and if you do strength sports doing useless 1000 pound leg presses is not going to cut it. Strength athletes squat, bottom line, whether it be pwr., oly, or athletic. Saying you just may not be a squatter is a cop out.
The guy wants to improve his squat and we are giving him advice how to do that. Nobody called him a pussy or said he wasn’t training hard enough. You may be right it may be structural, but by the info given, its probably technical.