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Discussion: elevated heel

in: maprunner; maprunner > 2019-04-24

Apr 25, 2019 3:36 PM # 
Sandy:
It's interesting that those are less stressful on my knees. Do you know if they target different muscles than the non-elevated heel squats?
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May 1, 2019 9:28 PM # 
maprunner:
Sandy, I don't know. I did some internet searching and it appears these are easier format, on the legs and the knees. So probably good for you.
May 2, 2019 12:43 AM # 
maprunner:
OK Sandy, I asked my trainer tonight. He said the elevated heel allows for a deeper squat, which works the quad muscle more.
May 2, 2019 2:45 AM # 
Sandy:
Thanks for the information and thanks for even remembering to ask! If they're easier on my knees and work as well or even more than it's all good.
May 2, 2019 2:01 PM # 
tomwcarr:
Lifting shoes often have an extra elevated heal for this reason, but also to take some load off the achilles. Lifters aren't always recognized for the amount of flexibility that they need, for example, in the the squat of the clean and jerk
May 3, 2019 1:02 PM # 
Cristina:
Yeah, my trainer in Oslo very quickly put plates under my heels for squats because of inadequate ankle flexibility. I had no idea that was a thing.

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