For the past 3-4 weeks I’ve been moving my ‘comfortable’ squat weight from 365lbs to 405lbs. After a few warmup sets (225x10, 275x8, 315x6, 365x4) I’ve been going to 405 and working on a set of 4 or so. I’m not on any type of program at the moment, just trying to go heavy with my lifts and eat/lift/rest/get huge. I’ve been pretty happy with the progress so far, but here’s my problem…
Since 2 weeks ago my tailbone (or the tendons/ligaments/whatever around it) has been REALLY, REALLY tight. Almost to the point of pain, but not quite. I squat wide and I go deep in the hole, so it really bugs me after a while.
I’ve tried various leg and lower back stretches and can’t seem to find anything to alleviate the tension. Obviously it’s not the tailbone itself that’s ‘tense’, I’m just not knowledgeable in this area so that’s the only way I can describe it.
Anyone experienced anything similar? Maybe have some different stretches to try? I’m excited about throwing 405 around like it’s 315 (within the next few months, hopefully) and I hate that my freaking tailbone, of all things, is causing problems. Everything else is solid… knees, hips, shoulders, lower back, etc.