What do you do if you can't do squats?

What do you do if you can't do squats? My ankles literally don't stretch enough to do a squat without falling backwards

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  1. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    You need to stretch your calves

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      What part of "ankles too short" do you not understand? I physically can't angle my legs more than 10 degrees beyond the regular 90 degree upright position

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Post a picture of your leg so we can better assess the situation

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Try weightlifting shoes, or put something below your heels to raise them up, reducing the mobility needed.
        In addition, try stretching. I seriously doubt that you're physically incapable of squatting, you most likely just have tight calves. Look up calf stretching exercises and do them throughout the day.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Shut up and do your mobility work

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        How do you shit? Standing up?
        Squatting properly has the same mobility requirements as sitting down on the toilet.
        You have a moronic image in your head where a squat is done with a perfectly straight torso. Lean forward, so you wont fall backward moron.
        Go read a book (Starting Strength, supersquats) and learn how to squat, you moronic fricking snowflake.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          >How do you shit? Standing up?
          Do you squat above the toilet? My weight obviously rests on the toilet seat, what par about that is difficult to understand

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            >rests on the toilet seat
            Thats where you use your muscles moron

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            When you finish shitting, how do you get up? Lean your torso forward and stand up. That position, right before you stand up, is about how much your torso should lean forward.

            • 6 months ago
              Anonymous

              >When you finish shitting, how do you get up?
              By getting on my tiptoes and pushing off the rim, something I would literally never do during a squat, what the frick would you push off of? The air?

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                Puahing your feet into the ground and standing up. You are gwtting on your toes and pushing away the toilet rim? Woth what, your hands?

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Woth what, your hands?
                With my fricking ass, what else could be possibly be genius?

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                when I finish shitting, I do a backflip up into a crouched position on the back of the toilet, like spiderman

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          But not the same balance requirements.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nice excuse

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    elevate your heels using weightlifting shoes or otherwise

  3. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you have long femurs and/or unfortunate hip socket anatomy, you could widen your stance and turn your feet out.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is the only answer.

      Don't look to some slav going as to grass with 500 lbs if you are a real white person.

  4. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    fine, i'll say it

    you don't need to squat

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Then what do for glutes? b***hes in the gym have the glute machine on lock down.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Lel all squat variations hits glutes
        >hack squat
        >bulgarian split squat
        >lunges
        >leg press
        also any hip hinge
        >deadlift
        >RDL
        >kb swing
        >hip thrust
        Etc.

  5. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Leg press, lunges, leg extensions, deadlifts, hamstring curls, good mornings, goblet squats litteraly any lower body extension. Training is to be enjoyed if you don't want to do an exercise don't do it

  6. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Elevate you heels with a plate, or just do lowbar

  7. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    heel elevated squatting.
    and get a slant board to stretch your calves.

  8. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sumo Squats.

  9. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Put a plate or ramp under your heel
    Then the following progression
    1) bodyweight-only squats to full depth
    2) single dumbbell hung from hands between the legs
    3) single dumbbell goblet squat
    4) double kettlebell front squat
    5) barbell front squat
    6) barbell back squat (if desired)
    If you have a belt squat machine, insert at ~4
    If flat feet are desired, reach 3-4 then reduce the heel angle
    Do not use leg press/hack squat as they will cause you to round your back at the bottom and can cause pain, save until you can confidently squat with a bar

  10. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Front squats

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Leg press. One of those machine variations should be easy on ankles.
      Leg extensions for quads.
      Deadlifts/RDL/Good mornings/Hyperexensions for glutes.
      (optionally) Leg curls for hamstrings.

      >requires even more ankle mobility

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        It doesn't though it's easier to remain upright when the weight is in front of you.

  11. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just stretch everyday. Im pretty sure in couple months you can squat.

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