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FEB Winter Workout B

@yeticycles @enduromtbtraining


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 I have one question.
When doing squats why to push through the heals?
I always do squats using the balls of my feet and then push straight up into a calf raises, ( light weight of course) but I feel thats more of a DH or riding position as we are always on the balls of our feet when riding no our heals. Then to mimic walking and running I feel staying on the balls of my feet helps me run and walk and just be overall more balanced in life. The heal to toe walking is something I used to do but stoped due to hip pain and over the last 2 years focusing this way has helped me.
The reason I ask is, not only you but other instructors have also said to push through your heals so Im very curious to the science of reasonably behind it! Thank you!
Or could pushing through the heals and then pushing through the toes be 2 different exercises?
I know you didn't say push thought your heals but you clearly were!
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 Ohhhh I stared doing this because I dislocated my right hip about 10 years ago. I have to always do squats and training my gluuts as I have noticed when my gluts get weak my right hip really starts hurting and falls out of place sometimes. Doing squats pushing on my balls have helped me to continue with less pain on my right hip. Sorry, I talk a lot!
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 Like your workouts and that your promoting strength in mountain biking. Few questions though, do you think it would be better to the back squat at the begging of the set because it is a more technical lift that has a higher possibility of injury? Also when squatting are you trying to sit back less than a normal weightlifting/powerlifting squat to focus on more mtb specific muscles/patterns?

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