Thread: squatting stance question?
08-08-2005, 05:11 PM #1
squatting stance question?
Is it better to take a wide stance while squatting or more like a shoulder width stance for max. quad development?
08-08-2005, 06:02 PM #2AR Hall of Fame
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A bit wider than shoulder width with your toes pointed slightly outward.
The wider you go, the more it becomes a powerlifting style.
08-08-2005, 06:15 PM #3
agree with swole (he stole my answer). actually exactly the way he stated it has worked best for me because for whatever reason with my toes pointed outward i have much better balance and therfore i can use heavier weight while still going down to parallel.
08-08-2005, 06:17 PM #4
does that imply to hack squats too? (back injurty i have a hard time squatting with freeweights)
08-08-2005, 07:03 PM #5
The wider your stance, the more it works the inner thighs, the narrower your stance the more sweep it gives the quads.
08-08-2005, 07:57 PM #6
The closer stance will be better for quad development. Trunk angle is also very important. The more you lean forward (no more than a 45 degree angle), the more you will involve the glutes and hamstrings. The more upright your trunk is, the more you will stress the quadriceps.
08-08-2005, 10:43 PM #7
cool...thanks guys, so PL style doestn build muscle as well? but is more for leverage/strength?
08-08-2005, 10:48 PM #8Originally Posted by spound
08-08-2005, 11:12 PM #9
thanks for the suggestion! Yea my ass is huge from squatting PL style (i think i do it bc im so tall and its hard to go parallel without going wide, i cant go as heavy with a narrower stance)
08-09-2005, 07:06 AM #10
the wider you go its works more of the hams and glutes...if your feet are closer you will work alot more quads, some glutes, but less hamstring
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