Still very new to structured, big lifting, and I've hit quite a snag.
I've been squatting for a while, but never thought much about it. I knew I kept my back arched, didn't let my knees drift in while pushing up, so I thought I was fine. However, after watching some videos, and paying close attention to my form in the mirror, I think I've got a problem.
I realize it would look better in a gym, but I'm just using what I had at the moment to post the video.
My biggest problem is that I feel like I can't go any lower in my squat without rounding my back. I also feel like if I lean back any further to attempt to be more "compact" and get my thighs at a 90 degree angle, I will fall backwards (the third rep in the video shows this)
What in the world do I need to do to fix this nightmare of a squat? Is it a flexibility issue?
Or am I over compensating in the "arch of your lower back" issue? I have some lower back issues, and therefore do my best to avoid injuring myself.
I'm just over 6'0 tall, and a weak 164 (lol). I'm working on that part of it, but right now I need to fix this.
Going back over and watching the video, I think I usually go a little deeper when there is weight on the bar, but it's definitely not a full squat in the gym
Thanks for any advice.