Ah thanks for the goblet squats idea, I have been trying to think of a way to make my warmup morning squats more difficult without performing more reps. Goblet squats are the perfect solution. It was interesting this morning how much 8kg increases the challenge. Strangely I still had some minor discomfort in my lower back even with slightly weighted goblet squats. Which I don't feel at all without weight. I wonder with high reps and low weight over time might eventually limit the pain? The ab idea was on recommendation of a chiropractor a while back to help with the back pain. His stretching recommendation is working for my ankle and I figure direct ab work won't hurt anything. I'm planning on testing front squats on Sunday to see if they are painful. I was also considering doing lighter and higher reps for now too, develop the form then work on the weight. I guess this will be the last post on this cycle! We made it a full one in 2020!