Daily Mobility Exercises by Dr. Kelly Starrett Forums General Weight over mid foot when squatting

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    • #70556
      AvatarMichael Schwerin

      When squatting i can’t seem to keep my toes down when pushing my knees out, I’ve tried tight ankles= bad squatting mob and using a ball to push past the ankle bone, but the issue is still there, what should i be attacking calf, heel cord, shin, or the foot and plantar surface, what is the most important for keeping the toes down ?

    • #73081

      Think of weight through the arch of your foot.
      Sometimes a person’s weight is too far in the back of their heel which can through balance off.
      I’ve had success correcting this with having the person think of weight through the arch of their foot and to focus on keeping their big toe in contact with the ground.

    • #73082

      I’ve had success with the same issue by working on my hip mobility.

      Get into a good squat position, assisted if needed. Then get your elbows inside of your thighs and push out. Can you get your knee’s outside of your feet with ease?

    • #73086
      AvatarMichael Schwerin

      yeah my hip mobility is pretty decent, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85RZNwlYm6A (heres my squat) but i need to turn my feet out a bit for the them to feel well grounded and stable

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