I’ve been training seriously for more than two years now and ever since I’ve been trying to improve my basic lifst. To begin with I would say that my squat sucks. The problem with is my stance. Everyting else is good - my back is as straight and tight as possible, my arms position is the most convenient for me. The thing with the stance is that every time I go squatting no matter what stance I take my right foot goes in front of my left one and by that i mean a good, tangible difference.
Somehow it hasn’t been such a problem up until now. In my second and third(which is now) month of 5/3/1 my power has gone down and my technique has changed for bad. Now I can’t squat even in this manner. Every time when I look in the mirror when squatting( yes, my gym is a commercial one and is full of mirrors…) my right leg seems more internally rotated at the knee than the other one even though it is freakishly externally rotated at the ankle. It’s been this way forever. Even when I walk, the foot is ext. rotated.
However if I try to place both legs at the same line when I squat my torso rotates to the right and I lose balance(like when I was learning ATG squat), I don’t feel comfortable and my right leg gets very pumped(when I squat with uneven foot placement this happens to my left leg). I’ve been able to do a 1RM of 110kg with my “standard” from, 70kg ATG for 8-10 reps and now in this same way I am struggling with 60kg ATG.
I stertch every day for like 15 mins I can almost do a side-split and neither my adductors, nor abductors, nor flexors or extensors are tight… But it seems that this hasn’t helped. With all the reading I’ve done in the past years nothing has helped me. It’s clear that lifting requires more practice than theory. I can post some videos on bodyweight squat if it will help.
Thanks in advance!