I have been struggling with pain in my lower back since I was 16 years old. I played football,baseball and basketball in hs and the slight pain was always there but doctors were never able to find anything to help. I am now 32, still active in weight training, softball and basketball but the pain has increased and expanded into other parts of my body. The more I research the more I think I have anterior pelvic tilt. I have recently started lifting with a purpose again but really think I need to refocus to get healthy and feel better before I start trying to improve my main lifts significantly.
My question is what type of program should I be doing to improve my posture, both upper and lower body? Should I continue performing bench presses and squats while trying to improve hip flexibility, upper back strength and core and hamstring strength or should I not squat and bench while I try to catch up in my upper back and hamstring strength?
Also, are there any specific tests you would recommend for apt? I did one very simple test and I think I have a pretty bad case but I am not positive.
Thanks in advance for your feed back! If this is what has caused my pain all along I will be relieved for sure but a little pissed I have lived with this for 16 years too!