These were my first back squats since my most recent injury. It was an of 5 reps at 75lbs for 6 sets, not bad for a first day back. I’ve had numerous injuries on my right side, everywhere from a broken arm, fucked ligaments and torn muscles from climbing accidents, twisted ankle from being a drunk 18 year old at a bowling alley and the most defining one for my body in general, from being hit by a truck in grade 8. For years my right side and still to this day, it has had to overcompensate, leading it to actually become my stronger side. My hips sit on a slant, therefore my squats, deads, everything is slightly crooked and what my team mates and coaches have come to lovingly call it “Jaemi’s Stripper Wiggle”. The motion doesn’t hurt itself but when I go on weekend climbs I definitely get a bit uncomfortable. This video isn’t easy for me to watch because I am doing my best to correct this everyday and spending ridiculous amounts of money and time on something that just very well may be there forever. I also have a bit of winter/injury jiggle but that’s all coming off soon. With sharing this though, I just want to remind others that the only limits you have are the ones you give yourself. I may be crooked but it’s not something I am ever willing to just lay back and accept. I know very well that my life would be worse off if I did tell myself “I can’t” because of faults in my structure such as this. We were meant to get roughed up and pushed down once in awhile, but we are never meant to stay down, unless you so choose to. Keep pushing. Work, hustle, kill.