Did you actually fail the 4x4 because of your ankle? Or are you looking for an excuse to quit because it’s starting to get really tough now? How much of the 4x4 did you manage?
I can totally relate to what you’re going through. I’m currently on it too and tomorrow is my 3x3 day and I’m looking for excuses to stop doing it aswell because it’s so hard. I only just scraped through my 4x4 and my 6x2 on Wednesday felt much harder than it should have.
You’ve only got two weeks to go and it would be a great shame to stop now after all the hard work you’ve put in to get this far. It is a really hard routine (probably only Smolov is harder) and very few manage to complete it. Only you can honestly say if you’re ankle is bad enough for you to have to stop or not.
I’ve been squatting on the ankle for like 2 months now. it’s horrible some days, and only slightly painful others. I’m back to college so my sleeping and eating got fucked with for the past week. It’s getting back on track now though, although my job has me working like full time on top of being a full time student. I got through the first set with a rounded back on the last two reps, feeling like I wasn’t even pushing with my right leg. My ankle almost rolled on every rep. I don’t have a consistant spotter, and I don’t have any safeties on the squat rack I’m using.
I think I’ll be done with the program until next summer, where I may run it again. We’ll see how I feel tomorrow morning though.