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your feet are turned out, and i’m guessing that shows your ankle restrictions. see these:
As a baseline prescription, which are really lame and not a good way to go about mobility, I’d say the two biggest movers for the squat would be the couch stretch and the “pigeon pose”-style hip opener. A solid five minutes per leg in each other those, test-retest, should improve your squat. Doing those every single day will take you place.
Conor, great comment about the hips. I find that after a tussle with the Concept2 erg, my hips feel not only tight but sometimes also mis-aligned. Doing the banded hip/hamstring floss with the black Rogue band (the green doesn’t provide enough resistance for this mob) pops things back into place as well as feeding slack to the hips and upper hamstrings. And I mean, literally the motion provides an audible “pop” after flossing back and forth for a couple of minutes. Certainly a go to move for post-rowing and lifting sessions as well as pre-hab and at other times.