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Not being able to do a heels-on-the-ground 3rd world squat is a major mobility problem in my opinion. If I were you, I'd do the following: Squat all the time. At least a half-dozen times a day, stop whatever you're doing and practice your third-world squat. Use a table or door for balance until you can do it without one. Spend some time down there. Tell ...


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In case you have not seen them, there are three sites on the StrongLifts page itself dedicated to increasing mobility. Shoulder dislocations Shoulder pec stretches Thoracic Extension on roller Of those I have only been doing the shoulder dislocations. Contrary to what the author of stronglifts says I would not recommend using a flexible band. This only ...


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Below is a list of popular yoga styles which are probably available where you live. But of course there are a million approaches to yoga these days so it's not possible to list them all. Also it depends very much on the teacher and how much personal assistance you can get. It's always better to go to a small class with a skilled teacher. Iyengar Yoga - ...


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This is completely a range of motion problem. The tendons and muscle down your calf and into your feet lack necessary range to squat without lifting heels to release pressure. You look like you're keeping almost exactly a 90 degree angle. There are other exercises you can use to increase range of motion, probably continuing to squat and "force" range can be ...


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I have the very same problem. The reason for being unable to squat down for me without lifting my heels is the lack of flexibility in the area of the tibia bone(not sure what it is called in english). Anyhow try the following to see if flexibility is the problem for you as well. Go close to a desk/table or just anything you can hold onto as you are ...


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Here's a link to some 'possible' issues with your squat: http://stronglifts.com/7-ways-to-keep-your-heels-on-the-floor-on-squats/ From what I can see in the video, it's probably a combination of glute activation and hip flexor. My recommendation would be to try goblet squats (http://youtu.be/QrVgpDOLlgM) and kettle bell swings (http://youtu.be/0_XjJjLc7NE) ...


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I started practicing yoga regularly (2-4 times a week) a little over a year ago, and quickly found that Warm Vinyasa Flow Yoga was the best for me when it came to increasing flexibility. The warmer temperature allows me to loosen up a bit quicker, and the quicker, repeated flows allow me to notice a difference in my flexibility between the start and finish ...



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