It's almost 2am and I am obsessing about how in hell to improve my squats. The only lift I am decently good at is the deadlift. My squats and my benchpress are extremely weak. I don't really care about the benchpress but I really, REALLY want to improve my squat technique and numbers.
On a good day (i.e. when I am eating well - which I'm afraid I'm having some trouble doing) I can squat 3 sets of 5 reps of 43kg squats. Which is okay. But can be better. Much better. Much much better. Psychological reasons aside, I know that there is something off about my technique.
Vince Lombardi once said, "Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect."
How true. The squat, to me, is highly technical. It doesn't matter if you're practicing often. If you're using the wrong technique, you won't be impriving anytime soon. You may even risk knee injury.
So in pursuit of improving technique, I revisited this clip again.
I don't know about you, but Coach Rippetoe's way of squatting looks a bit weird. But I might wanna try it anyway just to experiment whether it'll improve my squat numbers. Will experiment tomorrow... oops. I mean later today.