Saturday, January 22, 2011
This is me when I had gone completely back to basics in improving my technique with squatting. I was not going down far enough at all and so needed to re-educate my muscles to support me going lower.
In order to do this I used a board to raise my heals slightly and this made such a difference. Where I felt I could not get my thighs parallel without falling over backwards this changed my body alignment to allow me that access. When looking into it further power-lifters use proper squatting shoes with wooden heels.
Since doing this I am working up to actually not using the board anymore but am thinking that my natural posture is not cut out for going that low, fingers crossed I will be able to train my body to deal with it.