Squatting w/ heals elevated?

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  1. squintypanda

    squintypanda New Member

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    So I noticed this guy squatting today w/ his heels elevated on these plates... can someone explain to me what the purpose of this is?
     
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    I do it with flat soled shoes when going ATG squats. Helps with a lack of hip flexibility.
     
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    Maybe to stop him leaning backwards.. i dont know to be honest
     
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    I would imagine that the intention is to focus tension on the quadricep.

    I also image this would be a good way to hurt yourself.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Puts more emphasis on the quads, makes it easier to go deep
     
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    i used to do that. I had really bad flexability. I then concentrated on stretching and warming up plenty b4 lifting. I nolonger use the plates under heels and am alot better in my lifting.
     
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    it works your quads alot, i usually do a set or 2 after my normal squats
     
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    if he put those plates to avoid his heels from lifting, he'd prolly be better putting the plates beneath his toes instead :mamoru:
     
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    I generally think people do it because their heal lifts off the ground when they squat. The plates allow them to make sure the weight is distributed over the whole foot and not just the front part. I am not positive but I think if this is case this is considered poor form and should not be done. I remember reading something about it putting stress on the knees. Altho I think I also remember seeing a picture of arnold doing this.
     
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    It's bad form and has no purpose.
     
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  13. Mac Daddy

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    I can understand when your going light. But if your doing that every time you squat then that's bad.
     
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    Stop trying to isolate shit and develop some flexibility, faggots
     
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