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Anthony R Dundas-Lucca Dundas-Lucca

Squat Progression Question

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Anthony R Dundas-Lucca Dundas-Lucca

I have very limited ankle mobility due to sports injuries, which has always impacted my ability to fully squat. I spend a lot of time working on my ankle range of motion via the various programs in GymFit, but the progress is slow going as you'd expect. Without the ankle mobility, I can only squat so low before I start to tip backward. If I hold on to something in front of me or put something under my heels, it's no problem to go all the way down. So my question is, with the squat progression in the foundation series, now that I'm at the full squat, is it better to continue forward with the program but hold on to something in front of me to accommodate going into a full squat, place something under my heals so I can go all the way down without tipping backwards, only go as low as I naturally can with my current range of motion, backtrack and stay at the parallel squat until my ankles catch up (who knows if that's ever going to happen), or do something else?

Thank you!

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Alessandro Mainente
12 hours ago, Anthony R Dundas-Lucca Dundas-Lucca said:

I have very limited ankle mobility due to sports injuries, which has always impacted my ability to fully squat. I spend a lot of time working on my ankle range of motion via the various programs in GymFit, but the progress is slow going as you'd expect. Without the ankle mobility, I can only squat so low before I start to tip backward. If I hold on to something in front of me or put something under my heels, it's no problem to go all the way down. So my question is, with the squat progression in the foundation series, now that I'm at the full squat, is it better to continue forward with the program but hold on to something in front of me to accommodate going into a full squat, place something under my heals so I can go all the way down without tipping backwards, only go as low as I naturally can with my current range of motion, backtrack and stay at the parallel squat until my ankles catch up (who knows if that's ever going to happen), or do something else?

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HI Anthony, i'm in your situation and i'm sorry but in 15 years i have never gained one single cm of rom in my ankles, any matter of frequency or time of the holds etc. Simply if i have to do squat i use something under my heels or a counterbalance weight.

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Anthony R Dundas-Lucca Dundas-Lucca

Thanks for the speedy response! I guess it'll be heel wedges and counterbalance weights for me, as well.

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