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Old 08-20-2006, 10:15 AM   #1
jack ahern
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New to crossfit, loving every minute of it, however I have minimal (none) experience with oly lifts, and squats in particular are causing me grief. I think my flexibility is poor, and when trying to use good form, which may not be all that good I tend to fall backward. Would using a small block under my heals be ok in order to workout with weight, or should I work on form with feet flat by startin with goblet squats and trying to work up from there? Also a little curve ball to the question, I had a surgical repair of a talar dome fracture in my R ankle several years ago resulting in slightly decreased ROM, I'm not sure it this will ultimately be a limiting factor....any help would be appreciated...thanks, Jack
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Old 08-20-2006, 12:55 PM   #2
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O lifts surprised me with the amount of flexibility required. When I realized how stiff I'd gotten in some places it made me rethink things and then I took up a broomstick in place of the lifts as shown in Dan John's "From the Ground Up" Only after practicing for form a few times did I feel ready to hit weights. BTW, It helps me everytime I review it.
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Old 08-20-2006, 05:19 PM   #3
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Flexibility is definitely essential, but also look into O-lifting shoes if you're planning on using any significant loads. The lifted heel will reduce somewhat the ankle flexibility requirement.
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Old 08-21-2006, 03:38 PM   #4
jack ahern
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thanks for the advice, i think i'll be buying a new book, and maybe some shoes too....
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Old 08-21-2006, 06:27 PM   #5
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The book is free...
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Old 08-22-2006, 10:20 AM   #6
Jack Ahern
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yes, i just downloaded it, just before doing todays dl's....thanks everyone.....
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