Proper form for Squats

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Re: Proper form for Squats

Postby La » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:54 am

I'm still doing squats (as well as other leg/hip strengthening exercises with the resistance band) and I've noticed that I can go much deeper into the squat than I was able to before. I've narrowed my stance a bit (not doing the "sumo" squats like I was before), but I do have to keep my toes pointed out in order to keep my knees pointed straight forward (my "natural" stance/gait is slightly toed out when my knees are pointing forward). And although I certainly "feel" the work, I'm not in agony like I was back in December. Generally I do 3 sets of 20 for a total of 60 squats.
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Re: Proper form for Squats

Postby Ironboy » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:20 pm

Toes forced out is usually a sign of tight aductors, a problem of mine I need to address. Sadly not the most pressing problem on the list, so it'll have to wait.

So long as you knee is tracking over your toe, you're good. Otherwise you risk you knees and aches collapsing inwards which isn't so good.

Sounds like you are making progress. That's fantastic. Keep it up!

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Re: Proper form for Squats

Postby La » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:24 pm

Ironboy wrote:Toes forced out is usually a sign of tight aductors

I'm pretty sure mine is biomechanical since I've been that way my whole life. :?
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Re: Proper form for Squats

Postby Ironboy » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:28 pm

La wrote:
Ironboy wrote:Toes forced out is usually a sign of tight aductors

I'm pretty sure mine is biomechanical since I've been that way my whole life. :?


Good point.


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