Plates under heels

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Ok so, recently I found out that, if I squat with plates under my heels like pic related, I can go waaaayy deeper, like, almost ass to the ground deep. It also makes my body feel like its in a more natural position.
Whereas when squatting normally I sometimes even have trouble reaching parallel and I generally feel uncomfortable in my hips and knees.

Can I keep squatting with plates under my heels so I can go way deeper and not have discomfort in my joints, or is doing this not good and should I return to regular squats with less ROM

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Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

It means you have shit ankle mobility nigger. Work on that.

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Harmless_Venom
This. Stretch more.

iluvmen
iluvmen

@StrangeWizard
Just buy weightlifting shoes dude. I wear adidas adipower in the gym, it’s got a 3/4 inch heel so you can hit squat depth

Playboyize
Playboyize

@StrangeWizard
Stop being poor and buy some weightlifting shoes.

Spamalot
Spamalot

@iluvmen
@Playboyize

So plates under heels just mimics weightlifting shoes' heel elevation? So its no problem to do it? Yeah Im too poor to buy them, theyre expensive

@Harmless_Venom

I do stretch my legs/hip flexors etc quite a bit. Never thought of trying to increase ankle mobility, Ill try that

Playboyize
Playboyize

Enjoy fucking your knees up.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@Spamalot
Buy weightlifting shoes, they are cheap.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@Spamalot
yeah its fine, but as user said, while you use the plates, try and work on ankle mobility. if you can do it without the plates, its better

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Fried_Sushi

100-200 dollars aint cheap... I live alone in my own appartment while paying for my own college. I have no money to spare feelsbadman

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@Burnblaze
Do what l did
Go to your local army surplus store and buy some used boots for 25$

Emberburn
Emberburn

@AwesomeTucker

Yeah maybe 2nd hand is an option... Ill check it out

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Playboyize
Bullshit how would using plates fuck your knees up?

Lunatick
Lunatick

@Evil_kitten
Ass to grass is not as good as people think.
Using plates will make you go deeper but with bad form, causing knee slide.
Also, you're just partially covering a problem instead of working on fixing it.
Learn proper form:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmNPOjaGrVE

RumChicken
RumChicken

@Lunatick
ATG is bad
every single professional olympic weightlifter is doing it wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@RumChicken
@Lunatick
Ass to grass is not as good as people think.

ATG is bad
Yeah, you should learn to read.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@StrangeWizard
Plates under heels

used by weak pussies with shit ankles.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@iluvmen
@Playboyize
@Fried_Sushi
not squatting barefoot
quit cheating yourselves

takes2long
takes2long

@Gigastrength

are people using weightlifting shoes also weak pussies with shit ankles then? the concept of raising heels is the same

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@RumChicken
it's ok if you keep yourself from rounding your lower back
for me, i noticed that going too far below parallel makes me buttwink (round my lower back) so i need to stretch my hamstrings out before i try them.

girlDog
girlDog

@Playboyize
@Spamalot

You can buy appropriately high heel risers/ heel lifts from amazon for like nothing, and it's practically a lifting shoe

idontknow
idontknow

@girlDog

Those have compressible soles and are absolutely shit because of that. Weightlifting shoes are so valuable because the soles/heels are hard and incompressible and the stable platform they give you.

Playboyize
Playboyize

@takes2long
how the fuck do you spread the floor when you lift with plates?

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@Gigastrength
I have shit ankles and long femurs

eGremlin
eGremlin

I feel way natural and comfortable doing the movement like X
Yes, this shouldn't be a question.

Just do it with the plates under your feet and work on your ankle mobility int he meantime

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@StrangeWizard
God just saw a lanklet do this while quarter squatting lmao1pl8.

He had squat shoes too...

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Playboyize
rubberized plates

eGremlin
eGremlin

@StrangeWizard

If I tried doing squats I'm afraid the brown devil will appear

RumChicken
RumChicken

@Lunatick
low bar
Into the trash

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@CouchChiller
desu you don't need femurs to run

Methnerd
Methnerd

@AwesomeTucker
Atg is bad when you dont do it right
Wow

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

I have some fuckedup feet and used olatea to go atg for a while. Then I worked on my mobility and although I don't go atg my liftst feel alot better.
It was mainly my hamstrings which where tight AF

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@BunnyJinx
Jesus fucking Christ when the LBTQ crowds are out of outlines for their flags do they use your feet?

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@BunnyJinx
Holy shit, haven’t laughed this hard in years

Playboyize
Playboyize

@Burnblaze
@BlogWobbles
Fuck it, I'm for the bodypositive movement now. HAES!

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@Lunatick
Alan "pube beard" Thrall

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Lunatick
linking an allan thrall video unironically

TreeEater
TreeEater

@BunnyJinx
Holy rainbow feet wtf

hairygrape
hairygrape

@takes2long
i wear weightlifting shoes because i compete in weightlifting and i cant just ask three judges and the event organiser to seat up plates next to the bar every time i lift.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@Gigastrength
The biggest and strongest guy in my gym does that

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