Hobbes wrote: > In article <[email protected]>, > "geek_girl" <[email protected]> wrote: > > > I just started doing one of the Sheiko "beginner" programs (ha!) and > > found out last night that I can't do "squats 'scissors'", a.k.a. > > lunges. This is because of my ankle issues, which are much better than > > they were but apparently still not 100%, and probably never will be. > > Anyway, I thought about doing some front squats instead, but my lower > > back was already fried from the other stuff. I ended up just doing some > > step-ups, but I was wondering if you had any other suggestions for > > replacement exercises. > > > > BTW I keep meaning to thank you for the DL suggestions you gave me a > > while back. They helped a lot. So, uhhh, thanks! > > You're welcome. > > I think. Can't remember what I suggested. > > Anyhow - step-ups are a fine alternative exercise and one approved by > coach Sheiko. "Approved"? Oh please..... Why not weighted step ups or front squats (less low back involvement in both and more 'ankle' friendly than your suggestions below)? > The split squat can also be modified. So instead of doing a wide > front/back split you could do a 'side' split, if you will. You may find > that easier on your ankle. So what you would do is an extremely wide > stance and then only squat on one leg. You may want to do this to a box or > bench for safety. Be mindful of your pelvis joints and low back on these. Female anatomy is an issue.