Need advice on advancing my squats.
First off, I am mid 20's, 5'11, a little under 200lbs. I have been working out very religiously for 2 or so years now. My ORM's are as follows: Bench just over 300lbs, dead lift over 400, but my squats are definitely lacking (as in I donít really know what my max is breaking parallel, probably in the 300's).
I have tried many different techniques with no real gains. I can make myself so sore that it takes almost a full week before my legs are not sore, but each time I go back itís like I am stuck where I was.
What I'd like to know is what kind of routines you all are using to get good gains out of your legs. I worked them today as follows.
Squats- 10x225, 8x305, 5x355
Box squats- 8x225, 4x255, 8x225
Leg Press- (donít know the sleds weight) 12x5 plates on each side, 8x7plates, 15x4plates
Leg Extensions and Curls
I was totally spent afterwards, but itís like I just can seem to really increase my weights much. I try to use excellent form, but going past parallel is so uncomfortable. I know squats separate the boys from the men, but Jesus, I am giving it everything I have. Itís probably in my head, but it seems like I need to do something different to break this plateau.