To trainers and people that think theyre trainers. Not everyone will squat narrow stance and not everyone will squat with an upright posture. Read that post 😜 #Repost @dr.jacob.harden (@get_repost)
HOW STANCE WIDTH AFFECTS YOUR SQUAT
We're back with more 🚹stick men talking about things that can affect your forward lean in the squat. Last time, we talked about how femur length was the biggest anatomical factor affecting us, and unfortunately, there's not much we can do about that one. So today, let's look at a modifiable factor, STANCE WIDTH.
Remember our one rule...the bar must stay over the midfoot. But for this one we need to think in 3D.🌐
There are 2 ways to distribute your femur length, straight ahead and out to the side. In simplest terms, the more out to the side you go (wider stance), the less lean you will have. This is because as you go out, you distribute your femur length more ↕️side to side and less front to back. This brings your hips come closer to the midfoot, meaning your torso does not have to lean as far to bring the bar back.
The narrower you go, the more you will distribute your femur length ↔️front to back. This pushes the hips further away and causes you to lean more to get back to the midfoot. This is why narrow stances tend to require the most ankle mobility in order to squat effectively but wider stances tend to help you not fall back on your butt.
❕As always, there is nothing wrong with a forward lean, but if you want to be a bit more vertical, you can try a slightly wider stance and see how you fare. It will require good groin mobility, which I'll make a video for later this week, but practice and see if it makes a difference for you.
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