[quote]Rob Coates wrote:
I would highly recommend Split Squats.
Do a search on the Mag for ‘Great Ass Lunges’. Performing them in a stationary fashion completing all reps on one side before moving to another will help you emensly.
Static stretching for the Hip flexors is also often indicated by those who frown on Static stretching because of the nature of the muscles involved and the forces the exert on the pelvis and spine.
Tight Psoas and Iliacus are likely the culprit of the ‘stress’ you feel while bo squatting. Learning better hip drive would aid you in being able to squat (or Box Squat) without any pain.[/quote]
My hip flexors flexibility is very good.
I can perform the Ass to grass squats.
My only problem is my hammies are tight and when I do squat, my pelvis rolls in before I reach parallel.
When I look at pics of Box squats, they maintain their lumbar curvature…even on the box, Which emphasizes the posterior chain development.
When I do box squats, my bakc rounds up even with just the bar b/c of the tight hamstrings. I can’t sit back below parallel without my pelvis roling inward which eliminates my lumbar curvature.
Hope this explains it better.