Its pathetic that I've been working on doing a proper squat for literally a year and I still can not get it done. Anyways, I've used the search function and found answers to my questions, but the answers vary and contradict eachother.
First off, i am 6"4, long femurs (no excuse to get low some say, is an excuse others say)
- When i go low, my heels come up and i am on my toes. Some say its a lack of ankle mobility, others say its hip mobility and others say its just bad build and to put a plate under my heels
- I've tried putting plates under my heels and it works well, i can squat low and keep good form.
Are heels elevated acceptable, or is there no reason physiologically why i shouldn't be able to get my arse low with flat heels?
I've tried all the hip mobility drills you can think of, to no avail, yet i see people crouch in the 'frog position' with a low arse and flat heels and wonder how the hell they can do it. When i crouch down heels elevate, and if i lean back to flatten them i either fall over or rise up to just above parallel and feel like my quadriceps are going to rip my leg in half
Any experienced advice would be welcomes, this is getting mighty discouraging.