Weight: 240 lb
BF: around 22%
First thing I should let people know - I have scoliosis (genetic) where my spine curves to the left of my back and pushes outward, slightly forcing me to bend over. My current goals are to get as straight as perfect posture as possible and to tighten my gut.
My left shoulder and arm is smaller than my right arm while my left oblique is huge compared to my almost non-existent right oblique. I believe that this comes from the benches that I did (I now do almost exclusively pushups & dips) - because my back jets down and to the left of my back, I always bench rotated with my left shoulder higher than my right.
My default standing posture is that of forward slumped shoulders with a slight lean forward - I have to remind myself to stand with perfect posture. I often find my shoulders tight and shrugging upward and have to consciously tell them to relax.
My belly is part muscle, part fat that jettisons out beyond my chest and seems abnormally big. When I first start doing squats & deads, I did it the way I thought Westside Barbell and Louie Simmons did it - breath deep into your gut and brace outward to get core stability. I did a lot of deads and squats this way until I stopped because of my scoliosis.
What are your thoughts/opinions? Should I focus more on stretching? Do you know any good resources I could use?