Forums Foot/Ankle how do you maintain tension (via external foot rotation) while pressing through heels on a squat?

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      AvatarSimon Schneider

        I’m struggling to externally rotate my feet (“spreading the crack” between my feet) and also press through my heels when I squat. How do I balance those two concepts?

        Especially on an overhead squat…when I focus on keeping the weight centered over my heels, my toes want to come up and I lose all of that tension.

        Any advice?

      • #76297

          Sounds like your weight is too far back throwing off your general center of mass.
          When squatting you want your feet straightish 9-11 degree turn out is within the acceptable range.
          Have the weight to the middle/front part of your heel.
          Does that help?

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