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Old 02-15-2011, 12:46 PM   #11
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For others (like myself) the variation is not preferred. I found a wide-stance PLing style Squat to put too much strain on my lower back; decreasing the amount of Squatting I could do on a given day. In addition, my poundages were actually greater when Squatting with a narrower stance (my stance is usually shoulder width or slightly wider).
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I started off very posterior chain dominant at first. It's taken a while for my Quads to catch up to my Glutes and Hammies.
these two statements are a contradiction. If your narrow stance squat is stronger than your wide stance, and your lower back is a huge limiting factor, then your posterior chain is weaker.
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Old 02-15-2011, 04:41 PM   #12
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these two statements are a contradiction. If your narrow stance squat is stronger than your wide stance, and your lower back is a huge limiting factor, then your posterior chain is weaker.
My back is actually my strongest point. I just found that it was mostly my back taking the load with low-bar squats, rather than my legs. With a narrower stance, I find my leg muscles are more fully activated and I can move more weight.
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Wide stance = crap squat for me. I squat raw only, i set my width using box squats, i set the box so its sitting like a diamond pointing right between my legs and back up until my heels are roughly in line with the two wider points of the box itself. This typically goes a bit wider than shoulders but not psychotic wide. Really wide squats seem great but without someone to show me whats what, ill stay on the narrow side of injury avoidance
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