I’ve got a problem that I’ve been dealing with for years, and I’m hoping that someone can offer some helpful advice. No matter how flexible I get (in the seated toe touch I can lay my torso flat on my legs) or how much I practice my form, I can’t seem to keep my low back from rounding as I break parallel in the squat. Since flexion+compression = bad for the back, every time I start progressing in my squat weights I get injured once I get to a certain point (usually anything beyone 225lbs., and the injury always occurs around S5). It’s really frustrating.
I’ve noticed that even when just sitting and leaning forward I get a very pronounced curve in my lower back. Is it possible that this is just a crappy genetic anatomical thing (is lumbar kyphosis even possible? I thought it only occurred thoracically), or is there something that I can do to help correct the problem? I really want to keep doing full ROM squats, and I’d hate to have to cut them back to parallel because of my stupid lower back. Thanks a bunch,