Hey, I'm trying to get physically stronger for this basketball league I'm going to be playing in. I've begun lifting weights toward this end, and I ran into a roadblock: I SUCK at squats. I don't know what the problem is...I struggle to squat plates. I can leg press around 300 lbs., not much but that seems to be a big discrepancy. Is that normal? I've always had bad knees and I just feel awkward balance-wise when I'm squatting, which keeps me from doing full ROM.
Should I just keep trying to do squats and just put less weight on? Or are there other exercises I can do like leg press that will allow me to gain strength without squatting?
Thanks for the help.