I know what a great exercise it is, and I'd love to regularly do it, but I simply can't go all the way down and come up. The only squat I mange to do looks like crap, and i don't even get to a 90 degree angle, not even close. If you put a chair under me, i would still look like i was standing, barely benting my knees. What's the problem? I am able to work fine on machines which require a squat movement, except it provides more support. I have knee inflammation. I am hoping squats can improve their stability. Why am I having so much trouble on the squat smith machine, yet not as much on leg presses and etc.
Thanks for the info in advance.
PS. on the Smith Squat machine, I load 2X45's and 2X25 plates so thats 140+the 45 for the olympic bar right? I barely squat 185 5 times, and it's the ugliest most newbish squat you'll ever see. Should I just work extremelly light weight and practice doing ass to the grounds? TO be hoenst with you, I can barely do a ATG without any weight.