I tend to find that feet and ankles can lose ROM without really feeling tight, and it ends up being more noticeable through problems at the hip.Nolanator wrote:Strong.
Had weird issues squatting yesterday. Even doing warmups at 60kg when I got to the bottom of the hole I'd kick my hips to the right and put most of my weight through my right leg on the concentric phase.
Spent ages trying to wake up my left glute which helped in the end. Think my left hip and left ankle were generally a bit tight which was stopping my from comfortably keeping my technique tight.
My lower back was a bit tender on Saturday on one side, might have had an influence with how freely everything was moving, too.
Managed to sort it and got three singles at 140 before a few back off sets.
Also realised that I've been racking my front squats with my hands too close together. I re-positioned them yesterday and found it much more comfortable. The bar was resting on my upper pecks, rather than clavicle.
Also worth doing a bit of messing around to see if you're tight or fatigued in the abductors/adductors, adductors are another thing that gets tight without being easily noticeable.
If you're getting tightness in the lower back it could be a compensation from an abductor on the other side.