Squatting With Elevated Heels

I think it’s more to do with where you drive from during the movement. Most people will tell you that you should drive through your heels when you squat, but I find that if I want to hit my quads properly I actually need to drive through my toes.

I think that the elevated heels mimic this as if you were to drive through your heels your toes are likely to raise making you unstable. Personally I don’t elevate my heels except when I hack squat but I do drive through my toes on all squat variations.

I’m sure people will disagree but for me you drive through your heels when you deadlift and you drive through your toes when you squat (although sometimes I need to push through my heels at the very beginning to get moving out of the hole).