Left video - May 2016, 3X3 at 100kg/225lbs (the first time I squatted 100kg for reps). Right video - September 2017, 3X3 at 115kg/253lbs.
As much as the left video makes me cringe, it is humbling for me to look back on to see how far I’ve come with squats. When I first began powerlifting, I remember constantly thinking how difficult squats felt and I thought I’d never get better at them, this discouraged me a lot. I would walk into every squat session feeling unenthused and demotivated to train, because in mind I had already decided how squats would feel before I even got under the bar.
In December 2016, I competed in my first powerlifting comp, I squatted 127.5kg/280.5lbs and deadlifted 180kg/396lbs. Unsurprisingly, I wasn’t happy with my squat in comparison to my deadlift. Going forward I decided to stop letting squats defeat me and put more effort into making them stronger and cleaner.
In December last year, I competed in my second powerlifting comp, I squatted 142.5kg/313.5lbs and deadlifted 193kg/424lbs. Safe to say I was much more pleased with this result. After a little over two years of powerlifting, I can now proudly say that I no longer hate or fear squats and I would like to attribute this to @coach.janusz. Thank you for making me “less bad” and “less weak.” Long story short, I used to suck bad at squats, but now I suck a little less.
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