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Old 02-15-2011, 01:09 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Carl1174 View Post
I always thought though that the quads were the target with squats. Just seems a bit conflicting and i am curious.
You're applying a bodybuilding mentality to powerlifting. Powerlifters don't care if it takes the quads out of it if they lift more weight with a wide stance. The goal of powerlifting isn't to target anything but to lift more weight. That's all that matters for a powerlifter.

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Does any one know why you can lift more with a wider stance, or is it just how the guys that use squat suits and stuff do it ???
You'll get more out of a suit if you squat wide. Not that I squat all that wide, but I don't try to go wide raw, it kills my hips.
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