a couple months ago(Feb 2020), back in the gym after a fairly long break.
Squatting a fairly light weight(225) on the way down, felt a 'ping" and had numbness in my hands and had major leg weakness especially in a flexed position like mid-squat.
I don’t have pain that folks usually talk about with sciatica but the weakness and coordination issues are real. I can’t really run and going up and down stairs is difficult.
I have continued to train. Tried to avoid spine loaded squats. Doing goblet squats mostly.
I’ve continued to deadlift and other things.
I deloaded last week and my legs got much better. Back to about 85% but then I deadlifted on Saturday and I’m kind of back to square one.
My current best deadlift is 350 but I have done 550 in the past and I know that I can do better than 350 if my legs were working correctly.
Anyway, anyone have experience with this type of thing? Is this sciatica? I don’t want to stop deadlifts or squats all together but the deload week kind of makes me think I should.
Thanks in advance.