Sand bag squats! Um, hard with the 150# which is the wild video above. The 75# bag felt great.
I found in my youtube travels a fellow special lifter who also cannot load any wt on his back! His injury was from a bad yoke run, mine was from who knows…could be years and years of good morning squats with heavy wt that I did not knowing they were the wrong way??? Or the one time I busted my back up doing wild deficit -with chains and a lot of inner turmoil -deads? Who knows.
ANYWAY! Its exciting to hear ideas for stuff from a fellow weird lifter. Just like me he can tolerate front loading but nothing on his back more then 120# - which is pretty much my limit too. And he can’t use a leg press! HA HA!!! ME TOO!!!
One of the things he was showing was of course front squats but also goblet squat style stuff, so it made me wanna try goblet/sandbag squats.
The newer slightly wider/toes out fs are my attempt to just keep trying to get a hold of the hip shift I’ve been doing. Knee cave I have ALMOST got a handle on, but I shift my hips.
I also gave myself some slack too, I did ok. I am not symmetrical, I don’t have even hips. Left side drops lower then right even with zero wt. I will just continue to do my best and not bust myself up tyring to do form hat ain’t right for my body.
Like with my back squat, my proportions led me to be more of a good morning style squatter because that’s just how I naturally squat - to this day, in day to day whatever that puts you in a squat position.
Doesn’t make it safe, but for years I beat myself up over it when…really it was just my mechanics. I wasn’t lazier then other lifters, it was just how my body did it. And it did NOT work out for me! But other lifts CAN!
Also why this newer stance for fs will get a bit of time to test out but not too much if its bad for my body. I’ve been doing the walking lunges also with a more toes out style step and my BUTT is blasting from that change!