View Full Version : Hindu squats aka dand

kevin mckay
06-09-2007, 12:34 AM
How are these on the knees? I have been getting into one legged squats but the range of motion in my right ankle is extremely limited due to a bjj injury from years ago I did not properly rehab. Bringing my heel off the floor makes it possible to get my butt to my ankle but I do not want to hose my knees.

Garrett Smith
06-09-2007, 06:54 AM
Why not start off with vigorously rehabbing the ankle now?

I don't think Hindu squats are terrible, unless overdone in number/volume.

If your ankle doesn't work right, nothing else above in the kinetic chain is working right. Fix your ankle.

kevin mckay
06-09-2007, 08:26 AM
O man I think I would need a chisel it feels so calcified, I will see what I can do to mobilize it but.... With the hindu squats I am thinking I will do somewhat low volume 1 leg, it is just after all the crossfit stuff I would expect my knee caps to pop off or something ;) But you see guys like Ross advocate it and he knows his stuff.

Garrett Smith
06-09-2007, 12:00 PM
Foot drills before EVERY workout:


I believe that will help, in a steady and "indirect" way. It definitely shouldn't hurt the situation. BTW, I do the heel walks without shoes on asphalt or tile--I can't believe that people were bruising their heels...

DMSO may help if applied on a regular basis for several weeks to months...

kevin mckay
06-09-2007, 01:53 PM
Thanks Garrett,

I will defiantly include those in my routine.