I watched the video by elitefts and will try to find some bands in my gym.
Honestly, I am not surprised that I have such rigid body.
In the past, I did not lift, spent a lot of time playing video games and programming,
also sitting a lot because I was kind of professional musician and played hours each day
on my ass. Now it all comes home to roost, I am actually thankful that I have ability to
squat at all.
I watched another video where the dude basically said this: have tight hip flexors and lower back? Do stuff to relax them. Both of those mean that you have weak core, thus low back compensates, and weak glutes, hence hip flexors pain and leaning forward. So strengthen them. Relax tense, strengthen weak.
I was doing some squats with a broom at home yesterday trying elitefts techniques. It seemed to help
but around the parallel my form just collapses. I feel that there is not enough mobility to move my ass
below parallel. Also without weight, I fall backwards, with weight on the bar I am fine, the form is bad though anyways.
The trainer in the gym watched me squat and said - it's your hips. I also read on the fitness subreddit that a person did not fix his problems until he started to really squat correctly. Nothing else helped to
alleviate pain in hip flexors etc. To get there, I seem to be in need of serious stretching, foam rolling and band work.
I was a bit terrified to realize that if I up my weight then knees destruction is on the way unless the form is fixed. I will also have 6 week course at the end of May where we will be taught to squat, deadlift, snatch, jerk correctly but it is going to be useless if my mobility is not fixed by then.
What are your opinions on switching to front squats for now(to strengthen core) and of course working on mobility? I will continue to practice squats but without heavy weights since my joints scream to not continue for now.