When I try to ass to grass squat, even without weight, I can’t. I know of the stretches to do, but they are all associated with tight hamstrings or calves. The pain I’m feeling though is along my shin area. After going down to horizontal, well just past, I have to really start bending forward with my upper body to balance the weight so I don’t flop onto my back.It’s when I do this that the pain starts. This is what I have to do to feel the spot thats causing problems during deep squats:
Is this still the considered part of the calf muscle or is it something else? [/quote]
Do you stretch your shins?
If you don’t that could be the problem. There are 2 that I use:
If you go to the “Stretches before a lower body workout” section I use the second stretch for my shins but I do it in a much more compact manner (it looks similar to someone about to run the 100m.
The second one is the first picture in this article.
Combined with some foam rolling you should notice some dramatic differences.