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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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Thread: Squat Shoes

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    Squat Shoes

    My squat is pathetic; I can get to parallel, but have problems breaking it. I have been told by a very good source that my hips and legs are tight, which is preventing me from breaking the plane. However, wierd question, but the other day I was standing on a slight hill waiting for the dog to do his business, and started practiceing my squat. Wierd I know; however I notice that I was able to break parallel which made me wonder about shoes. I wear Chucks during spuats, but I was wonder if squat shoes with a raised heel would give the little extra to break parallel.

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    Yes, a raised heel will make it easier to hit depth.

    I would also address the form/flexibility issues that prevent you from hitting depth. Focus on externally rotating your hips by really pushing your knees out and I bet you break parallel a lot more easily.
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    Raised heels helps mid to narrow squatters hit depth. They dont help wide stance much though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Hernandez View Post
    Raised heels helps mid to narrow squatters hit depth. They dont help wide stance much though.
    I agree. I squat wide and any heel at all makes it dificult to stay back on my heel and not go forward with heavier weight.
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