View Full Version : Do my ankles bend too much when I squat?

08-21-2009, 05:10 PM

Never noticed it before, but my ankles bend forward a lot (as well as my knees, but never saw that as a problem). I still feel on my heels the whole lift as the shoes help a lot with that. Is the way I squat not to my maximum form potential though? Should I sit back more? Weight is 235lbs I believe.

08-21-2009, 05:28 PM
looks like damn near perfect olympic squat form

i'm sure others will comment

08-21-2009, 05:36 PM
You have incredible flexibility. Most peoples feet would break off at that angle.

Tidy oly squattin'. From that angle, I think as your knees go out it gives the impression that they are travelling even further than they are.

Nice job man.

Brian C
08-21-2009, 09:24 PM
Great form to me dude. Good stuff

08-21-2009, 09:39 PM
Excellent squating. I know I can't squat like that unless I have something under my heels. I usually use a much wider stance.

Jorge Sanchez
08-21-2009, 09:51 PM
Nothing wrong with that squat. If by maximum form potential you mean the amount of weight on the bar, you could probably lift more with a low bar position and more forward lean, but that is a great Oly squat, which is probably much more suited to your goals since you Oly-lift.