Forums General Perfect overhead squat when heels elevated. Re: Perfect overhead squat when heels elevated.

#74655
AvatarKatie Hemphill
Participant

Hey Nakoa,

This points pretty strongly towards ankle restriction. Basically, by putting your heels on the board you keep the ankle in a more plantar flexed (toes pointed) position than would be demanded if you were in a deep squat with your feet flat. You need more dorsilfexion, and you need it yesterday!
The bugger is that restrictions around the ankle, especially all that crummy calf meat, can take a fair amount of time and work to clear up. So if you’re going to take a stab at fixing this, make sure you consistently put in some quality mobility time until things are where you want them to be. You need to attack this thing from every angle: 
Joint Capsule / Muscle Dynamics / Soft Tissue Combo Episode
Soft Tissue: THE BONE SAW!!!
This barely touches the iceberg of ankle awesomeness that exists on this site. You should probably check out the new mwod pro series on the foot and ankle as well that was just posted with Jami and Roop. Good luck!