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Which squatting style do you prefer?

high-bar/narrow to medium stance
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low-bar/wide stance
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other
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Post by Matt Z » Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:25 pm

Which squatting style do you prefer? For me it's high-bar style with a medium width stance.

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Post by Stephen Johnson » Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:29 pm

Low bar, wide. I'm tall (6' 6") and have long legs, so the narrow foot placement makes me lean forward too much.

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Post by Ryan A » Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:53 pm

I voted for wide stance but I mostly front squat now and that is definately done with a narrow stance.

I include all styles but prefer front squats and I could have put other but that seemed weird.

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Post by hoosegow » Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:26 pm

Power lifting style?

You guys might remember that I was having some knee problems. I got with an old power lifter, 54, and he helped me out. I now have a fairly wide stance with my toes pointed out about 30-45 degrees. Since I have gone to that I haven't had any knee problems.

I just had to get the old in.

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Post by TimD » Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:02 pm

Hi Hoosegow. Old? BWAAHAAA. I just turned 57. I loved youm post. Wish there were more of os "oldsters: out there
Tim

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Post by hoosegow » Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:09 am

Figured a couple of you would get a chuckle or a mumble. The old guy taught me how to squat without getting hurt. I had been squatting my old way since I was 13. I learned a little lesson there. Maybe I will have him work on my deadlift form.

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Post by George G » Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:07 pm

Due to lack of equipment I Zercher-squat with an EZ Curl Bar! The stance is pretty much the same as for front squats. I suggest you guys try it for variety.

http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/exercise ... rsquat.htm

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Post by Coelho » Sun Dec 03, 2006 12:33 pm

Med stance w/toes at 30 degrees

Natural arch in my back going all the way down almost feeling the floor hit my glutes.

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