The sciatic pain has gone down a pretty good amount, I need to fuckin squat A. I miss it B. my legs got weak
Try trap bar deadlifts. Last time I hurt my lower back I did them for a few weeks until I was able to pull conventional again.
make sure your torso is upright at the bottom of the lift… if you aren’t flexible to lift it without bending over, elevate the trap bar on some 45lb plates. The nature of the bar is such that the weight is supported with your quads, not your back.