Nice in depth squat discussion, I like it.
In my defense my hamstrings are tight but I think I am more aware of it because I am tall and I do aikido and yoga. They are also getting better, my DL form is a lot better. Might even film my deadlifts tomorrow (in some really baggy clothing).
I cant feel hamstring tightness when I squat, but it is maybe what causes my hips to just below parallel.
After 5x5 squats and 5x5 bench I am exhausted 5x10 is just not viable unless you do the 5/3/1 which I am not keen on going back to. I have started doing more volume in my assistance to work on getting bigger lats, which are clearly letting me down on the beach.
My formative years where spent solo in the same bb gym that I train at now, people do not make eye contact with you, let allow offer advice on squatting. That was before I got the Unit 20 treatment.
Due to deload, so will start at 65% of my 1RM doing 5x5 and work on the form. 5x5 max is 100kg, 1RM is 132.5kg 65% will be 85kg.
Any more points to add to my mantra.
- tighter back
- tight shoulder in all 4 directions
- push neck into the bar
- sit more back
- bigger chest, more air
- go down slowly
- dont go too deep and lose tension
- dont bounce
- get some oly shoes
- look sexy.
The advice is all solid "how to squat heavier" advice, but I believe that Baldy can squat more weight right now without extra muscle, flexibility or equipment from Buzz's shop