Hello there, I have a problem with my squat and I very much need help in fixing it. I've been lifting for a year or so, but I've been very much struggling with squats since the very beginning. I've never been coached on my form and although I've done my best to correct any faults in my other lifts with feedback from friends/YouTube videos, the squat is something I cannot overcome.
Let me begin by describing my problem. I think I may have a muscular imbalance in my legs, with the left leg being slightly weaker than the right (it's also smaller in size by a tiny amount). Either that, or there is something wrong with my hips (genetic defect perhaps?). When performing the squat, I feel like the lift is unevenly distributed between my legs, with the right one doing substantially more work than the left. My friends even tell me that the bar sitting on my traps leans slightly to the left. I've also noticed that my knees are asymmetrical in the bottom position of the squat. The attached image and videos will better describe what my problem is. I'm also aware of the 'butt duck', ie. the lower back curve in the bottom position of my squat, but that's due to tight glutes which I'm also working on
I've been trying to correct this for a while and some of the things I've done are:
a) trying to focus on keeping my groin open throughout the squat and pointing my toes more outward. I've noticed this helps spread the weight more evenly across both of my legs, but it doesn't fix the bar tilt or the hip shift.
b) stretching my glutes, hamstrings, lowerback, etc.
c) sticking to front squats only, as I've read they force good mechanical squatting, but the problem is still visible in them
This is something that's keeping me from progressing in all of my lifts, not only the squat. I know I would be able to squat more weight, but it's this obstacle I'm trying to fix that's keeping me from adding to the bar. I can even feel it affect my walking slightly, where my right leg is definitely more dominant (stronger). I've also noticed, if this is relevant at all, that this is a tendency throughout my whole body. My left arm is also a but weaker, which sometimes affects my bench press, rowns, deadlifts, pullups, OHP, etc. I would be very grateful for any help in fixing this. Perhaps someone has had a similar problem or has encountered it before and knows how to deal with it. Thank you very much in advance!