Let's try posting this again
The purpose of this thread is to figure out what people think, and to see if there are any potential problems with either the device or anything to do with trying to squat with feet parallel the whole time.
This picture is an idea I had after meeting with the guys from CP last september and after being evaluated by my physical therapist a few months back.
The problem in my lower back (besides pain) was found to originate with an externally rotated right foot. (There are other factors, but this is one I'm focusing on here.)
It was found after the following tests:
-Close eyes, start marching in place, and start moving forward. After about 20' of marching, I was 5-10' to the left
-Squat down without weight, barefoot. My right foot started to slide out 2-4" around parallel.
-Jump up in the air and see where feet land. Right foot, externally rotated. Awesome; sike!
So my thought was to maybe make a "Squat Mat" with lines to keep the feet in the correct position. This is because I've always found it hard to figure where I started and where I ended. This device would be a good indicator of that.
**I know many squatters like to have a wide stance and keep both toes pointed out; and that's fine. This isn't meant to be something to train for competing. I don't squat in competitions so this is purely for monitoring/rehab.
So yeah, let me know what you all think.