squat flexibility

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    so recently ive been wanting to go from a parallel squat to a full squat, and plain and simple - i am not flexible enough.

    i put 5 lb plates on the floor and put my heels on them and am able to go with the full motion, but if i take those away i can not even come close.

    what are some stretches or possibly lifts that would help me achieve this flexibility?
     
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    what worked for me was gaining mobility in a few problem areas but more so learning to balance by changing my posture and a few things.


    Tight hip flexors = stretch hip flexors
    Anterior pelvic tilt = flex abs and glutes, strengthen abs, stretch hip flexors
    Tight calves = stretch calves/achilles

    I still have a ways to go in order for me to be satisfied with my range of motion, but I'm pretty close... I just feel like tehre's a little bit of a good morning when I go real heavy.
     
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    My flexibility is alright. My knees want to bend inwards on moderate to heavy squats though. ITs pissing me off.
     
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    i have this problem, and its caused by my weak hips

    i do full rom front squats with 10 to 15 reps per set and i go as light as I have to in order to have perfect form

    i've made a lot of progress and one of the things that helped the most was doing full range of motion squats with no weight and having something in front of me i could hold onto at the bottom so i dont fall over. i've found this to be an especially effective warm-up to get everything moving, especially my weak and tight hips
     
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    I have the same problem as well, I can definitely feel my hip flexors are tight, does anyone have some good suggestions for how to stretch them? I usually just put one knee on the floor and the opposite foot planted on the ground in front and lean as far forward as I can.
     
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    thanks for all the feedback, will have to try the bodyweight squats and various stretches before tomorrows workout.

    i always did a warmup set with the bar but that didnt seem to help, since i could only get low enough with my heels on a plate
     
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    That video has helped me break through a plateau in my squats. Now, I'm much more conscious of squatting between my legs.
     
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    if the plates under each foot help, ankle mobility is the issue.

    stretch the soleus and gastroc

    also stretch, glutes, adductors, quads/hip flexors, hams....itb work wouldn't go astray either.
     
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