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    Squat Foot Placement

    Does anyone here tend to have slightly uneven foot placement when squatting. Sometimes I may need to put my right foot slightly more forward then my left foot, even though my torso is facing perfectly straight.

    Is this normal, and does anyone else tend to have this?
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    No. But if your torso is perfectly straight but your feet arent, doesn't that mean that you're twisted slightly?
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    Originally Posted by Oroborus View Post
    No. But if your torso is perfectly straight but your feet arent, doesn't that mean that you're twisted slightly?
    Nope. When I set up I have my feet even, but as I start descending I move my right foot forward a bit. The squat feels odd if I don't, even though I look at my foot placement and that looks odd.

    This only happens when I start loading the bar up heavy. Believe me, I have tried practicing bodyweight squats and I don't have the problem unweighted.
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    are you saying that you move your right foot on descent ??
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    Originally Posted by Antaeus1337 View Post
    Nope. When I set up I have my feet even, but as I start descending I move my right foot forward a bit. The squat feels odd if I don't, even though I look at my foot placement and that looks odd.

    This only happens when I start loading the bar up heavy. Believe me, I have tried practicing bodyweight squats and I don't have the problem unweighted.
    How can you possibly move your foot on descent? I think you might need to watch some Squat form videos again I can't see how that is safe.
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    Originally Posted by PuffinMyLye View Post
    How can you possibly move your foot on descent? I think you might need to watch some Squat form videos again I can't see how that is safe.
    I don't lift my foot, I drag it slightly forward while descending. A little respositioning. That's not really my problem. I'm just curious if others' foot placement is exact or if their is a little variation between the two.
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    hmmm your situation is curious to me.


    My feet my look uneven when i'm staring at the mirror. however it is actually due to the squat rack being lined up slightly crooked.

    I mean a slight "offness" might be fine. but you really dont' wnat ot be repositioning on teh fly as you do your squat reps.
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    Originally Posted by chazzy1864 View Post
    I mean a slight "offness" might be fine.
    I wouldn't think so, esp as if your feet aren't perfectly aligned then you're not doing the exercise in perfect form - which is what we all strive for, right?
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    Originally Posted by Antz1980 View Post
    I wouldn't think so, esp as if your feet aren't perfectly aligned then you're not doing the exercise in perfect form - which is what we all strive for, right?
    can perfection every really be achieved?
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