When I first started lifting I had a training partner from work but our gym closed down and he couldn’t get to another one so he took a break from it. Now our old gym opened back up sometime in the summer and he was going on his own for a while but he didn’t push past nay PR’s. Now he started coming back to the gym and lifting with me a few weeks ago but after about 3 months(accumulated lifitng) he’s about to hit a PR of a 135lb low-bar back squat for 5 reps.
Now don’t get me wrong, the guy puts real effort into his training(but not so much into his recovery, he just won’t listen to me on that front) and I realise that everybody is born with different strength potential but this still seems quite weak to me.
He’s quite tall at about 6 foot 3 and about 175lbs. But his lower back continues to round at the bottom of his squat. I’ve tried varying depths and extensive glute and hamstring stretches along with some lower back work but nothing seems to have an effect.
My question is what do people think about trying him on a front squat instead of back squat…? I read the suggestion in LankyMofo’s thread in T-Cell Alpha and it seems like a good idea to me.
Has anyone had any experience with a similar situation…?