Squat width - good to be inflexible?
So my first meet is in two weeks and right now I'm rereading everything I know about form to see if there's anything I can tweak in the coming DE days. First I want to ask if this is a good idea - should I just leave my form how it is or see if there's anything small I can change?
One thing I've noticed is that my squat is pretty narrow. This is largely due to hip inflexiblity - I'm actually getting really close to front splits but I have NOWHERE NEAR the flexibility for side splits. With just my bodyweight I can barely squat to parallel with my feet a little wider than shoulder width.
BUT I'm thinking that with several hundred pounds on my back I'll be able to reach parallel with a wider stance, and it will provide me with a bit more spring out of the hole. Whadaya think? Is this outwright dangerous or a good idea?