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AvatarNathan Richer

I just sent this master list of squat related areas to mob to a friend:

T-spine mobilizations – smashes with gemini up/down t-spine
Smash around the scapulas, rhomboids, traps
Lumbar spine mobilization, QLs, under the rib cage in the back
Gut smashes – psoas work around the front
Quad smashes – rectus femoris, lateralis
Hip openers with band distraction, set femur head back of socket
Adductor work – smash gracilis with ball, use handle of KB at the crease of groin to leg.
Couch Stretch
Lower leg – smash peroneals, calves, heel cord, posterior tib and down around the ankle bone to foot, anterior tib
Ankle mobilizations with band

as you can see, the squat can be all encompassing up and down the body! without looking at your friend on video or live, it would be hard to tell exactly what to work on first. however, i would first test. pick a mob up top, then retest. if a positive change, then remember that as one to work on. if no change, move to the next mob.
then there is motor control. try using a support to imprint the feel of what it’s like being upright in squat:
there may also be simple fear of tipping over which is adding to the difficulty of getting upright, and figuring out how to “balance” the torso bet the hips.