HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERY ONE IN HERE!!!
My squat went from like 20% (technically moving weight in a squat motion) to 85%.
I think this is what is causing the sciatica!!! Today I focused on keeping lower back tight whole time…and pushing the hips forward.
Ok, this is why I open my feet so much. After today I think I might be able to slowly move my feet a little more forward but one thing at a time.
GREAT SQUAT DAY TODAY!!!
I did a more traditional warmup (for me). For actual squats I slowed every thing way down and treated the reps more as stretches. I was able to go deeper as the session went on.
My major limiting factor is my ankles, primarily my right. When down in the hole I was pretty much on the balls of my feet, not ideal but it worked for today.
Also I have what I would call a hip bubble or dead zone where it seems once past this spot I can push my hips forward more to hit depth but whether going up or down my hips have to move back to go around this spot.
I think with time both will open up. I want to be able to get in the hole in a fluid motion not having to get down then push my hips forward and then again my hips kind of pop back on the way up.
My walk out was better today. Once I get the squat fixed I will really get into that.