A flat-footed squat is arguably one of the most challenging to achieve. We can often find ourselves on the verge of falling backwards as our toes lift off the floor, or be uncomfortably hunched in the bottom position unable to keep our chest proud. The article below will teach you some very effective and practical exercises for your feet and ankles to improve your squat. Unfortunately, like a number of other postural and muscular imbalances, a broken squat pattern is attributed to a range of lifestyle factors including sitting for long periods of time, injuries and footwear.
Next time you have the opportunity to observe a toddler squat down and pick something up off the floor, take note of their exceptional form. For most of us there is no reason why we can't get back to this level, we just need to work at it.