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    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
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    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/
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.
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