If you’re a close stance squatter, you may want to give the raised heel Oly lifting shoes a try. I started wearing them at the start of my Smolov cycle and my form/technique has never felt better.
You could try this as well: http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/yoga_yes_yoga_for_big_bastards
The “Hero Pose” will work wonders on your ankle mobility if you’re experiencing pain/discomfort in that department.[/quote]
Awesome thanks for this - I’ve been doing a lot of hip mobility stretches exercise and its done wonders for my squat strength. A couple of those “poses” i’ve actually been doing without knowing its really something that has a name or that other people would actually consider doing. The prayer squat has to be favorite and has the played the biggest part in getting me in the correct form at the bottom of my squats.
Sorry to interject, I too was looking for some better lifting shoes[/quote]
NP man. These yoga stretches are really great. My chiropractor is no longer sucking money out of my pocket because of this article, haha. Really helped me get over my lower back injury and also really helps with overall lower body flexibility. Squatting good and deep has never been easier
Completely agree. I was getting stronger but realized I was having trouble putting on my socks and realized I had really neglected the flexibility issue. So I took a couple steps back in weight, focused heavily on developing better flexibility, and now have drastically surpassed my previous squats weights. Plus I like not being out of breath after trying to clip my toe nails.
This was the video that I based a lot of my stretching and hip mobility stuff around… somebody posted it on a thread here before but I think its worth it again