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    (Original post by Biryani007)
    I just can't seem to do it...Whenever I go down into a squat (or attempt to should I say) my heels lift off the ground and going down into a deep squat all my weight ends up on my toes...There's no pain, I just physically cant keep my foot flat..

    Anything I can do to help it?
    I used to have this problem too, and as said previously the problem (for me, at least) is ankle flexibility.

    One of the easiest stretches to fix this goes as follows:
    -Place foot approx 2 inches from the wall
    -Place hands on wall
    -Bend your knee until it touches the wall, without moving the foot (you should be able to feel it stretching your ankles, if not then move your foot slightly further away from the wall and try again).

    Do this a couple of times everyday and it will improve overall ankle flexibility, it certainly helped me out. Then there are stretches (such as in the video posted previously) that you can do before your work out to increase flexibility further.

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by SmashConcept)
    Yes.

    "Also as a sort of PSA, everyone who gives advice on this question without actually seeing the lift either in person or at least on video is embarrassing themselves.

    Congratulations you read some crap on the internet and now you're parroting it. Must have been very hard."
    My question wasn't about the lift, it was asking why I was unable to keep my heels on the floor as I got lower...to be honest it's helped me figure out that I have poor ankle mobility and tight calves :dontknow:
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    I had the same problem because of lack of ankle mobility. This stretch helped that out so much.



    Keep your foot a few inches from the wall and slowly try to get your knee to touch the wall. You probably wont be able to do it first but after a week of trying it should become much easier. Make sure your foot stays flat on the floor too!
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    (Original post by Biryani007)
    My question wasn't about the lift, it was asking why I was unable to keep my heels on the floor as I got lower...
    .... during the lift :nothing:


    to be honest it's helped me figure out that I have poor ankle mobility and tight calves :dontknow:
    Except you might not, and even if you do it might not matter.
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    (Original post by tomtjl)
    Good luck!
    (Original post by Ekno)
    I had the same problem because of lack of ankle mobility.
    Thank you!


    (Original post by SmashConcept)
    .... during the lift :nothing:

    Except you might not, and even if you do it might not matter.
    I do, I tried the tests at 2:24..



    Working on it has helped a load of people so it's more than likely to be the reason I'm having issues...it's worth a shot and even if it doesn't improve my squats, I'll have flexible ankles which is always a plus...
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    (Original post by Boss_Rhythm)
    You don't need to do squats, bae.... :love::love::love::love:
    rubbish
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    (Original post by MathsAstronomy12)
    rubbish
    Why are you telling us what you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner???
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    (Original post by Boss_Rhythm)
    Why are you telling us what you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner???
    I wasn't? Didn't realise your knowledge of comprehension was on par with your knowledge of fitness. Or sense of humour for that matter.
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    (Original post by MathsAstronomy12)
    I wasn't? Didn't realise your knowledge of comprehension was on par with your knowledge of fitness. Or sense of humour for that matter.
    Oh, right! Cos your Usain Bolt, and Kevin Hart Put into one!!!????
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    (Original post by Boss_Rhythm)
    Oh, right! Cos your Usain Bolt, and Kevin Hart Put into one!!!????
    What are you on about? I was just disagreeing with you on your point about how you don't need to do squats..
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    (Original post by MathsAstronomy12)
    What are you on about? I was just disagreeing with you on your point about how you don't need to do squats..
    Ohhhh! So now the story has changed??? :confused::confused:
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    try pistol squats
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    (Original post by Boss_Rhythm)
    Ohhhh! So now the story has changed??? :confused::confused:
    Wasn't that my original post?
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    YoU said that I don't understand ****, more or less!! In your second post
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    (Original post by Boss_Rhythm)
    YoU said that I don't understand ****, more or less!! In your second post
    Well I can't say I'd like to have you as a trainer if you don't recommend doing squats..
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    I don't want to be your trainer.. I am not a shoe.
    WOWW! Now you are saying I am beneath you.. That I am a shoe??? :plz2:
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    (Original post by MathsAstronomy12)
    Well I can't say I'd like to have you as a trainer if you don't recommend doing squats..
    i love squats, im well good at them
    i like weighted squats too
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    (Original post by shawtyb)
    i love squats, im well good at them
    i like weighted squats too
    Good to see a girl (presume you are one) doing weighted squats
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    (Original post by MathsAstronomy12)
    Good to see a girl (presume you are one) doing weighted squats
    id like to think my picture resembles a women lol
    iv done resistence stuff too, and deadlifting, and chin ups/pull ups
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    Oh! I see now you change the subject...
 
 
 
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