Today when I squatted I had a round back, so I decided to do some bodyweight squats to see if I could even keep my back straight. My upper back was straight, but im not sure if my lower back was. I really focused on “back straight, butt back” and when I got close to parallel I could really feel a strain on my hip flexors.
Should I do the Third-World Squat a couple times a day and continue lifting, or what? Should I stop lifting for a couple weeks while I try to get more flexible? Also, does anyone know of a video that shows good lower back position during the squat? I would like to see a good video, because maybe i’ll see my back isn’t rounded or if it is.
I lift in Chuck Taylors, so would that make it harder for me to hit parallel with a straight back?
Also, when I deadlift, I find it extremely difficult to keep my back straight. So much that im not sure if I even have a straight back when im doing my heavy lifts. Can you guys give me any advice on that subject? Would tight hip flexors also be a problem with that?
Edit: Also when I squat, I tend to lean forward more then I think I should. Would this also be related to tight hips/hamstrings?