Can't get your heels down? Try this instead
That's totally okay! You can still carry on with the program, and make some adjustments to how you practice the movements.
- A-frame: It’s fine to have your heels lifted when you’re in your A-frame position. You can even bend your knees a little if you need to. Still think about pushing your heels towards the ground, but don't worry if they aren't there yet.
- Squat: Having your heels lifted so that you're up on the balls of your feet is a great way to practice your squat. It will make your monkey and frogger feel more smooth and controlled. It means you can keep your feet shoulder width apart, rather than having to have a wider stance.
Yes, absolutely! You'll still be improving your mobility and flexibility even with these adjustments. Over the course of the program you can work towards getting your heels down towards the ground. We also have a great article about the feet and ankles. It includes different exercises and stretches that improve flexibility and mobility. So if you want to spend a little extra time working on this, this is a super helpful resources to use: Foot and Ankle Flexibility
If you're still unsure of whether you're making progress or need more advice on how to make modifications, just head over here and we'll help you out.