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    I've been trying to get my technique right for squatting. I'm to the point where I keep my heel firmly on the floor. The problem is, I tend to put a lot of weight on the inside edge of my feet and it puts a lot of strain on my ankles.

    Any advice?
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  • #2
    When I first started working on squats I had a similar problem. I found doing this stretch http://sanfranciscocrossfit.blogspot...tight-bro.html before helped loads with stabilization.

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    • #3
      Yeah squat more. Honestly the only way to truly correct squat form is to keep squatting. Air squats that is.

      Eyes forward, chest up, back arched, wrists straight, shoulders tight, feet a little angled out, shoulder-width apart, ect... all of that advice is fine and dandy, but the only way to fix a squat is to squat more!
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      • #4
        If you are putting pressure on the inside of your foot, it's probably because your legs & knees are collapsing inward, which is due to weakness. Squat with as much as you can while concentrating on keeping your knees and legs from collapsing inward.
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        • #5
          Shove your knees out hard.
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          • #6
            2nd lowering the weight...

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            • #7
              Pushing the knees out will probably work. Sometimes my clients find it easier when they have something to push against. So try to tie a belt around your knees or put a mini band around them.

              This will solve the problem if glute medius weakness is the main problem. Most people who do these also have feet that externaly rotate as they squat. Try this stretch. But instead of bendin over at the spine like the girl is doing just hinge at the hip as much as you can without bending your spine. There is once you move your spine you are not working on hip mobility any more. Which is a good point for all the hip moblity stuff Mark posted on the blog.

              Also work on the external rotation on the back leg by streching the spine up as much as posible and trying to take the "sit bone" on the back leg down to the floor.

              Hip mobility and core strength work is generaly what is nesesary to fix most squating, deadlifting and lunging issues. Remember the glutes are just as important to core function as the abs.

              I could write about this all day. But that should be enough to get you started.

              Daniel

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              • #8
                Forgot the link to the stretch.

                http://www.bodyresults.com/E290-90.asp

                Daniel

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                • #9
                  Read Starting Strength.
                  http://danimalk.blogspot.com/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Danimal View Post
                    Read Starting Strength.
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                    • #11
                      Love Starting Strength but I dont think it will do you much good if your squat patter is faulty.

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                      • #12
                        Goblet squat and lift your toes up and keep them up the whole time during the squat motion.

                        It will teach you the way.

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                        • #13
                          What about training your body to get deeper into a squat? My goal is to be able to go into a full, pretty-looking deep squat but my back rounds when I get a little past parellel. Why is this? Hip mobility?
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                          • #14
                            Jessjane I remember reading it has to do either with tight hips, or possibly another muscle... can't specifically remember but something is tight, maybe the hamstrings. So stretch it out and you should be there soon.
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