**Before I begin, I'm working on getting a video camera so I can do a form check, but still do not have one, so bare with me** To start with - Squatting, or bending down in any way, has been a problem for me for a long time, bad knees mostly. It is also difficult, and very uncomfortable for me to be in the "Asian Squat" position. ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=gWTmg4dHiKg ). I also have a very difficult time balancing, well not letting my knees go beyond my toes. My long legs do not seem to allow it to happen with out my upper body folding forward quite drastically. So I just got back from the gym, and I must say, I'm very frustrated. I'm into week 4 of the B.S 5x5, and well I'm watching my bench and deadlift make some nice progress, my squat gains are negligible, if any, and I'm lifting about 60 lbs less then my BW. (Feel free to rip me down here, I deserve it) From what I can tell about the Starr 5x5, the point of the program is to make CONTINUOUS GAINS, until you hit a plateau, and then switch things up. Week 4 and I've already hit a plateau? Isn't this a little soon for someone who has done such little amounts of leg work in the past? For instance, today was my heavy squat day. I pyramid'd up to 155, and then proceeded to get about 3 reps out, where-as last week, I got 5 reps, AT THE SAME WEIGHT. I had no noticeable fatigue, or sickness that would prevent me from doing better this week. I just couldn't get anymore out. As a guide to how puny my squat is, I can bench about 35 lbs more, and deadlift about 120 lbs more, and no, I'm not proud of this. So ultimately my question's are... have you seen this before? Is this normal? Could this just be from a relative life-time of ignoring working out my legs? Can my form really be THAT bad that is causing me to not make gains, only 3-4 weeks into a newbie program? Could there be some physiological reason? (My tall lanky legs for isntance). How am I going to stay dedicated to the program if this continues happening, and I dont see progress? (I'm sure someone will say here "stop being a pussy and just lift", but I get discouraged easily) Thanks for any help or advice in advance.