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Old 09-17-2011, 03:22 PM   #31
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I also squat pretty wide, but some of the guys I squat with at my gym are pretty narrow and some are pretty wide. I do really think it is an individual thing. I do what feels natural and I think that is the best thing to do. Louis knows his stuff, and there is a reason westside is the strongest gym around.
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:35 PM   #32
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this is quite the topic and I will add my two pennies, for me squatting should be a "natural" feel which I'm my opinion will change based on different variables. For me, when I was heavier a very wide stance suited best and I lft/compete RAW. I found it easier as I was able to transfer over to deads with the same stance. Now that I am bout 80lbs lighter, a more medium stance feels natural. I have hit my same numbers because I was able to find my natural feel for positioning.

Before a novice wonders into this thread and gets confused I want to reiterate what was already said and that being your stance should feel natural. Of course following the basic guidelines of a proper squat. I have tons of respect for Louie but I know when to agree to disagree.
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I dont really know what constitutes 'wide' tbh. I squat with feet at about 4-6 inches outside of shoulder width. If that is wide then its weird as i have always though of myself as quad dominanet with weak posterior chain. If its not classed as wide then that makes sense.

I dont know whether this is of any relevance, but I definitely feel it more in myquads (even with a lighter weight) after squatting with a narrower stance than I do using the same weight (or even a bit heavier) with my normal squat stance. I have never used equipment (ocassionally a belt) so i dont know if this is relevant, just thought I would add my own experience to this. I dont think having legs out wide hit the quads as hard IMHO... Again i look at olympians and their quads are much bigger (in proportion) to pl'ers.

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