heels come off the floor during squats

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    i'm new to the squatting game, only recently have i become able to incorporate them into my workout. However, when i go down my heels tend to come off the ground. Is this bad? am i supposed to push through my heels or is it ok to be up on my toes and push from there? I've seen a couple people at the gym who slide plates under their heels, is this a damaging practice?
     
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    you're inflexible. push with your heels. throw small plates under your heels but work till you're flat.
     
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    How wide are you going?
     
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    about shoulder width, then tried a little wider than shoulder and still had problems
     
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    you are bending at the knee first. Stick the arse right back before you bend the knee.
     
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    dont let your heels come up..you should be able to wiggle your toes at all times.

    practice the movement and form with no weight first.
     
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    i like to do leg swings to loosen up before the squat. also practice with bodyweight sitting on back on and on your heels hold on time something if you have to just to get used to it. you might also think about getting some shoes with a flat sole if you are squatting running shoes or something.
     
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    my brother has the same problem when going down. he had to sit back a little further and lean forward a little more. i spent about 20-30 mintues with him and just the bar to get his form right. just gotta play with your form a little.
     
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    working on your flexibility will probably help that a lot as well
     
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    any specific things you can recommend to improve my flexibility with this?
     
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    anything that stretches your hamstrings... you want to be able to squat ass to grass with keeping your back almost upright
     
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    Practice sitting down on a chair, notice how it's your ass going back and not your knees going forward.
     
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