squat forms

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  1. Mojo

    Mojo New Member

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    so theres a sumo style DL, how about the squats?

    i seem to have a hard time keeping my legs narrowed and feet straight, what other forms of squats that are similar to sumo style where legs can be wider than shoulder width and feet pointed outward?
     
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    Yup you can go wide with squat stance.

    Narrow stance tends to utilize the quads more and wide stance tends to recruit more hip muscle involvement. I find it much easier to "spread the floor" with a wide stance on squats.
     
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    I go narrow until I hit 225, I can't go as low with wide but when I'm at 315 or above I go wide.
     
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    I do both. It's good to mix is up. Just use a little less weight on the close stance.
     
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    by changing the foot form stance, would that mean i would also have to get a wider grip or that doesnt matter? oh yeah, if im gonna go wider on the feet, should they be pointing outward like the sumo stance as well?

    sounds like the closer the feet = the harder to lift. and vice versa
     
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