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Old 02-14-2011, 06:30 AM   #1
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Default Powerlifting Squat Stance Question

I have always squatted as per the instruction in Starting Strength, Ie shoulder width or just wider and down below parallel as far as posible.

However with powerlifters they seem to have a much wider stance. i have re-read SS and it says that a wider stance will let you lift more as it 'takes the quads out of it a bit'... I always thought though that the quads were the target with squats. Just seems a bit conflicting and i am curious.

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 ???

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