I have trouble maintaining an arch in my lower back during full squats (I even wear squat shoes), and keeping my chest up and lower back arched during deadlifts. But mainly, in squats I lack lordotic flexibility and deadlifts kyphotic. And probably both.
I’ve been doing static stretches for a month and foam rolling for about 2 months. Recently I’ve started to do dynamic mobility stretches (from MM). My question is - should I stop doing static stretches and only do foam rolling and dynamic? The reason being I read a lot about how static stretching is receiving a lot of flack and I’m afraid to lose any elasticity in my muscles. Should I do them all?
I’m getting frustrated with my lack of ability to keep my lower back arched, it’s becoming quite the pain in the ass (my lower back is starting to ache, albeit minuscule aches). Im benching more than I squat, and I know my legs are waay more powerful than my upperbody. In squat my legs never get sore, or any of my body for that matter.
The only thing squats do is make my back feel really tight after them as if I was doing back extensions. Its as if the squats was solely a posterior chain exercise (and I’m doing full squats). I’ve read Starting Strength by Rippetoe numerous times and for each movement I go by his form.