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Old 02-20-2010, 11:54 AM   #1
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Default Wide stance FS and the PS

Hi Everyone,

I have a quick question: will I be getting a balanced amount of hamstring:quad work by doing wider stance front squats, and will the strength I build carry over well to when im using a shoulder width stance while, say, pushing on something heavy?

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PS. If your wondering why I dont just do low bar or high bar squats, its because I'm trying to work around a shoulder issue.
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:25 PM   #2
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Widening your stance just recruits the adductors more, not more hamstrings. You could try supersetting front squats with RDL's or add in something like RDLs or SLDLs or Good Mornings.
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:33 AM   #3
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What is the shoulder issue?

Why wide-stance FS and not regular FS?

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Old 02-22-2010, 06:47 AM   #4
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My initial thought is that wide FS would be pretty tough on the hips and associated musculature, but I've never done them.
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:53 PM   #5
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Don't bastardize a lift by trying to get the best of both worlds. Do a proper FS (safe!), then pick out something for the backside.
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:43 PM   #6
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I can't imagine doing a wide-stance FS.

they make bars like the safety squat bar and the buffalo bar that may help with your shoulder issues and back squatting.
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