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Old 01-16-2013, 09:26 AM   #11
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But they would also shoot their knees forward and lift their heals. Just playing devil's advocate.

Personally, I've always done everything wide when lifting. Always had a wide grip on bench and a wide stance on squats. It works for me, but the strongest raw lifters I've known have tended to be more narrow, which definitely goes along with what you guys are saying. I guess my point is that certain rules may work for most, but it won't be the case for everyone.
Very true, but it would still be what is natural, and you adjust from there.
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If you walked up to someone out in town and asked them to do a squat, they wouldnt make their feet outside their shoulders.
No, they would probably just punch me in the groin and look for the nearest policeman!
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Its because you have such strong gun laws lol!!!
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Its because you have such strong gun laws lol!!!
It's where Faz keeps his shooter


Oh, nothing to add to the discussion.
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Oh, nothing to add to the discussion.
Well it did take a turn for the worse haha!
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If you put a quarter on the ground one foot in front of someone and ask them to squat and pick it up, they won't shoot their knees forward. They will squat, open their knees, and be full of win.

That is how we squat. Most people only squat knees forward if they are trying to emulate an exercise "squat."

My point was that a real squat is a natural movement, not the forced emulation of something from a Weider mag.
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If you put a quarter on the ground one foot in front of someone and ask them to squat and pick it up, they won't shoot their knees forward. They will squat, open their knees, and be full of win.

That is how we squat. Most people only squat knees forward if they are trying to emulate an exercise "squat."

My point was that a real squat is a natural movement, not the forced emulation of something from a Weider mag.
That's true, set a heavy box down (small enough to squat around) and people will generally pick it up the same way, without any prior advice as to how to actually accomplish the task.
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No, most people will stiff deadlift the box or simply give you the stink eye instead if it is actually a heavy box.

If you put a quarter on the ground, all you'll get is a sneer. "A quarter!?! It'll take at least a Jackson if you expect me to fish around my belly for something on the ground, buster!"

This is America after all.
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