For several months now I’ve been trying to fix my squat form. I’ve been lifting very light weight (under 100 lbs) and focusing on Overhead Squats. I have got to the point where I can keep lumbar curve, weight on heels, scapular retraction, etc etc until just above parallel, but I can’t seem to break that point without losing my lumbar curve.
I have been doing OHS and deadlifts with a few back squat and front squat workouts, everything at light weight (highest I’ve gone on DLs is 165, highest I’ve gone on back squats is 95). I am getting very frustrated because I know I am not incredibly strong or anything, but I am stronger than this. I am also worried because I am either going to compete in field at my Junior College in the Spring, or (hopefully) be a walk-on at UC Riverside.
I am currently sick and have some back pain, so I am laying off for a few days, and then I am going to find my maxes on some lifts. I would love to include deadlift and squat, but it’s looking like I won’t be able to because a lift that’s not below parallel just isn’t good enough. Does anyone have some advice to increase the flexibility I need for the bottom of my squat?
Thanks very much,