I just figured out why I have such lower back problems and I am pretty fvcking pissed about. Why? I've been to a doctor MANY MANY MANY times about this and not one diagnosed me with this issue which I could have worked on a long time ago. I just noticed it now as I decided I didn't feel like my squat form was really good.
So I stood in the mirror today with a wooden dowel on my back and tried to squat perfect...chest up and I COULD NOT DO IT. Physically impossible without me falling backwards. I just did some research and figured it out. This is me:
What is Neutral Spine and Why Does Sticking Out In Back Harm?
I think I have some issues with hip flexors being tight. I did order a book that's specifically to help remedy this issue, but would love to hear from someone who has gone through this.