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Peter Mller 10-26-2012 03:22 PM

Ways to find your optimal squat stance?
 
If you can forgive a "stupidisch" question from someone new to OLY lifts.
Ive been lifting heavy stuff in my training before. But it kind of stayed at the "lifting heavy stuff" level so Ive never really been to particular with technique.
Too many times I find myself correcting and changing my squat stance. With my new found knowledge I now know the squat stance is foundational to the olympic lifts (excuse the ripoff:D ).
Im rambling again... Sorry about that.
To make it short. I cant find my optimal squat stance so Im having trouble learning to transition to the receiving position.
From what I understand the heels should be under the hips and the toes turned out to about shoulder width. However this feels very narrow from what Im used to.
Is this because Im also new to the olympic style of squatting (Im trying to unlearn the butt back powerlifting style)?
Another option I could think about is that Im pretty tall and got long legs so maybe my toes should be pointed more out or the stance made a bit wider?
As Im having trouble finding coaching Im probably going to have to solve it on my own.
So are there some good methods to finding your optimal squat stance?
How did you go about finding it?

Thanks alot

Greg Everett 10-30-2012 09:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Peter Mller (Post 98176)
From what I understand the heels should be under the hips and the toes turned out to about shoulder width.

This is a starting point to finding the appropriate stance, not the appropriate stance itself. From this position, you need to experiment to find what works best for you. Keep it simple - open the hips to whatever degree feels comfortable and allows you to sit in completely and upright, then place the feet under the thighs and parallel with the thighs.

Peter Mller 11-01-2012 04:39 PM

Thanks alot for the help.


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