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Raised heels and squat depth go hand in hand. The internet is chock-full of research that states the numerous benefits of additional heel lift for squat movements. Simply put, a raised heel -  Allows for deeper squats Promotes upright chest positioning Reduces back pain Decreases upfront amount of ankle mobility required.  "If your ankles can’t hinge enough during a squat, you’ll most likely notice that you have to lift your heels off the ground to get any lower, which you want to avoid. In order to prevent this you'll have to limit how deep you go with your squat, and if...

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The rise of functional fitness has been accompanied with the demand for such technical movements as the single-legged or "pistol squat." In addition to adequate strength and balance, this squat movement requires significant hip, knee, and ankle mobility. One of the greatest impediments to reaching a perfect pistol is poor ankle mobility. "Stiff ankles are a big problem during the pistol. Your ankle needs to flex enough to let your knee come forward over your toes. This properly distributes your weight over your foot, which is your only base of support." (MensHealth). Along with working to improve ankle mobility, adding VersaLifts to your training shoe can help...

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