Lately my lower back has been feeling tight and putting my socks on in the morning has been harder than it should be (I'm 19). I figured that my training needs to be more focused on keeping a healthy spine, before it gets worse and limits my training in such a way that I wouldn't enjoy lifting weights anymore.
here are some guidelines I made.
Things to avoid:
-grinding out heavy squats with compromised form (forward lean)
-doing heavy deadlifts after grinding out squats with less than optimal form
-sitting down for the rest of the day when coming back from the gym
Things to do:
-front squats (to strenghten the core for deadlifts)
-weighted chins (deloading the spine, feels great)
-planning to do CT's 915 program
I would appreciate if anyone has any further advice on keeping a strong and healthy back. (exercise selection, mindset, stretches etc)