It’s been drilled into us for a while now that full squats are the way to go when squatting, for a number of reasons such as knee health, complete leg development etc etc.
I’ve always dropped below parallel when squatting (i.e. when the crease in my hip is lower than the crease in my knee), but recently videoed my form and found that from around 4-5 inches above this parallel position my lower back begins to round and I am unable to maintain neutral spine. I believe this is down to hamstring flexibility but not 100% sure??? I know it’s the hamstring pulling on the pelvis that is cauing it to rotate, so it would seem that hamstring flexibility is the obvious reason??
Can anyone either point me to existing threads or give me some advice as to whether or not there is something I can do about it?? How would I go about solving this problem? Just extra stretching for the hamstrings? Or is the answer to just stop squatting so low and only descending to a depth where I can maintain neutral spine??
All comments appreciated thanks guys