mr popular wrote:
Yes this is normally an issue of ankle flexibility. It is generally recommended to start with your heels elevated if you have issues with depth and flexibility, but to slowly lower that elevation until you don’t need it at all anymore.
Squatting in this way does put more stress on the knee joint, but it takes a considerable amount of stress off of the hips and lower back. And the benefits to thigh growth are typically worth it in my opinion.
Hell there have been a lot of positive posts on it. I may try and use it again now. Like I was saying earlier, at the time I loved it and it felt more stable to me. What we used to do is take a 2X4 and tack a small piece of carpet over the board and extending out beyond it by about a foot or so. Thanks for the thread OP, and thanks to all the guys experience relayed forth. Not to mention I could use more quad size, and if this indeed helps that, I'm all over it.
ToneBone, you’re welcome. Awesome avatar! I saw Satch, Vai and Malmsteen live!
Yeah I saw them all so many times before. Backstage etc. I used to be a freak about Satch and Vai. My old teacher took over for Satch’s guitar lesson duties in Berkeley when he got too famous to stay there. The guy shreds. Doug Doppler. Also took some from Alex Slolnick of Testament for a while there.
sorry about the hijack.