TRAIN.

You can still smash weight and be okay…don’t lose touch with reality when you learn something new. Be careful of scare tactics in language and direction. Everything is scale-able. Everything is useful.

Types of squats are just tools for the pattern. I back squat. I straight bar deadlift. I accumulate way more volume with a zercher squat (front loaded) and trap bar deadlift but I don’t fear anything.

Use tools to regain control then have the ability to let go of control. Gain challenging experiences that we can associate with safety. Use your toolbox to assist in regaining control, gaining access to motion, but only to remove barriers to fitness. Just don’t let those tools become the barrier.