24/7 Customer Service 1-866-236-8417 Need Help? 1-866-236-8417

Reply
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Watchoutyourcommentsbro krease's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Age: 23
    Stats: 6'0", 194 lbs
    Posts: 2,182
    Rep Power: 1138
    krease is just really nice. (+1000) krease is just really nice. (+1000) krease is just really nice. (+1000) krease is just really nice. (+1000) krease is just really nice. (+1000) krease is just really nice. (+1000) krease is just really nice. (+1000) krease is just really nice. (+1000) krease is just really nice. (+1000) krease is just really nice. (+1000) krease is just really nice. (+1000)
    Visit krease's BodySpace
    krease is offline

    Feet angle and distance when squatting

    I used the search function but couldn't find a very accurate answer.

    What angle should my toes face from parallel when squatting?
    How far apart should my feet be when squatting?

    Atm my heels are slightly wider than shoulder width (maybe 2-3 inches) and my toes point approx 30 degrees out, but prefer to have them facing slightly further forward.

    Thanks in advance, krease
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    'Defiant to Injuries' Ironlife's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: State / Province, Australia
    Stats: 5'10", 204 lbs
    Posts: 30,274
    Rep Power: 41110
    Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    Visit Ironlife's BodySpace
    Ironlife is offline
    You can squat normal, narrow or sumo stance and each angle hits the quads slightly differently.
    I prefer to squat with a wider stance as its easier to make parallel and easier on my knees.
    If you squat with your toes at a slight angle there isnt anything wrong with this, just make sure the knee goes in that direction too/
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    ''Bro, get yourself under control lol next thing we know Illy is gonna be 175 lbs, addicted to coke, involved in gang activity, and with a 365 max deadlift... ''-Blizzard589
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Half man, Half troll. GITZI's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    Age: 22
    Stats: 5'9", 185 lbs
    Posts: 2,145
    Rep Power: 605
    GITZI is a jewel in the rough. (+500) GITZI is a jewel in the rough. (+500) GITZI is a jewel in the rough. (+500) GITZI is a jewel in the rough. (+500) GITZI is a jewel in the rough. (+500) GITZI is a jewel in the rough. (+500) GITZI is a jewel in the rough. (+500) GITZI is a jewel in the rough. (+500) GITZI is a jewel in the rough. (+500) GITZI is a jewel in the rough. (+500) GITZI is a jewel in the rough. (+500)
    Visit GITZI's BodySpace
    GITZI is offline
    The closer your legs are the more it works the inner the leg.
    The further apart it works the outer leg more.

    I tend to do close together feet on leg press, far apart squats.
    Half man, half troll...

    Living the misc dream since 09!

    ☆☆☆υк яєω☆☆☆
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Twice the Newbie NewbieX2's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2009
    Location: Florida, United States
    Age: 23
    Stats: 5'9", 190 lbs
    Posts: 6,709
    Rep Power: 8135
    NewbieX2 is a name known to all. (+5000) NewbieX2 is a name known to all. (+5000) NewbieX2 is a name known to all. (+5000) NewbieX2 is a name known to all. (+5000) NewbieX2 is a name known to all. (+5000) NewbieX2 is a name known to all. (+5000) NewbieX2 is a name known to all. (+5000) NewbieX2 is a name known to all. (+5000) NewbieX2 is a name known to all. (+5000) NewbieX2 is a name known to all. (+5000) NewbieX2 is a name known to all. (+5000)
    Visit NewbieX2's BodySpace
    NewbieX2 is offline
    Originally Posted by krease View Post
    I used the search function but couldn't find a very accurate answer.

    What angle should my toes face from parallel when squatting?
    How far apart should my feet be when squatting?

    Atm my heels are slightly wider than shoulder width (maybe 2-3 inches) and my toes point approx 30 degrees out, but prefer to have them facing slightly further forward.

    Thanks in advance, krease
    Your stance how it is now is just fine.
    ★★★USF MISC CREW★★★
    **MISC Strength Crew**

    "If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires." - Epicurus

    PRs
    475/365/605

    Training Log: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=159250211
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    'Defiant to Injuries' Ironlife's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: State / Province, Australia
    Stats: 5'10", 204 lbs
    Posts: 30,274
    Rep Power: 41110
    Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Ironlife has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    Visit Ironlife's BodySpace
    Ironlife is offline
    Originally Posted by GITZI View Post
    The closer your legs are the more it works the inner the leg.
    The further apart it works the outer leg more.

    I tend to do close together feet on leg press, far apart squats.
    You got it the wrong way round.

    wide stance: vastus medialis inner thigh
    Close Stance: vastus lateralis outer thigh

    AND EMG studies show its not all that much of a difference.
    http://www.fitflex.com/squat-stance.html
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    ''Bro, get yourself under control lol next thing we know Illy is gonna be 175 lbs, addicted to coke, involved in gang activity, and with a 365 max deadlift... ''-Blizzard589
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Watchoutyourcommentsbro krease's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Age: 23
    Stats: 6'0", 194 lbs
    Posts: 2,182
    Rep Power: 1138
    krease is just really nice. (+1000) krease is just really nice. (+1000) krease is just really nice. (+1000) krease is just really nice. (+1000) krease is just really nice. (+1000) krease is just really nice. (+1000) krease is just really nice. (+1000) krease is just really nice. (+1000) krease is just really nice. (+1000) krease is just really nice. (+1000) krease is just really nice. (+1000)
    Visit krease's BodySpace
    krease is offline
    Thanks a lot for the responses guys, repped.
    My main goal is strength, so I'm trying to get as close to powerlifting form as possible
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Registered User dizzay20's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2009
    Age: 26
    Stats: 5'9", 170 lbs
    Posts: 9,131
    Rep Power: 2938
    dizzay20 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) dizzay20 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) dizzay20 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) dizzay20 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) dizzay20 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) dizzay20 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) dizzay20 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) dizzay20 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) dizzay20 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) dizzay20 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) dizzay20 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500)
    Visit dizzay20's BodySpace
    dizzay20 is offline
    Originally Posted by Ironlife View Post
    You got it the wrong way round.

    wide stance: vastus medialis inner thigh
    Close Stance: vastus lateralis outer thigh

    AND EMG studies show its not all that much of a difference.
    http://www.fitflex.com/squat-stance.html
    This. Its also easier to go deeper on a sort of wider stance without ur bak arching alot, go around shoulder width or a lil more.
    Reply With Quote

Reply

Similar Threads

  1. Distance between feet when squatting
    By Isso in forum Exercises
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-27-2010, 04:49 PM
  2. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-17-2009, 12:34 PM
  3. Replies: 16
    Last Post: 07-11-2005, 11:19 PM
  4. knee problems when squatting and lunges
    By AntH in forum Exercises
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-08-2005, 08:05 AM
  5. Flipper feet when squatting
    By LostProphet in forum Exercises
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-29-2002, 12:26 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts