Someone told me it looks like I'm doing a pirouette squat because my feet and knees are so far out. I'm hitting full depth but am worried I am doing front squats wrong. Is there a way to tell what is too wide for feet position or does it matter as long as its not extreme?
not at the moment I can try to take some tomorrow if I find a camera. Is there any indications or things I should be looking/feeling for to know if I'm doing it right?
i don't have a squat rack. Also I mostly do crossfit and front squat seems to have the most carryover to the oly lifts, squat cleans and things like that. I have no knee issues and no problems hitting super deep depth.
The reason I am standing wide is because it feels more comfortable for getting proper depth, when I narrow my stance my lower back is not flexible enough to allow me to keep upright without leaning forward.
thanks for the responses. Up until today I thought I was doing fine with front squats but I'm always looking for tips and tricks to make sure I'm doing movements right since crossfit instructers aren't always the best experts at form
Post a video.
When you say piroutte, I think you mean plie.
If so, my guess is you might be pointing your feet out too much and depending on your body type, you might be too wide or extending too far over your toes.
How do you do with a goblet squat?
It could also be wrist flexibility. Do you feel uncomfortable at all In the rack position? Falling forward in the whole means your elbows are not being pushed up enough. You need to keep them pointing as high as possible and really drive them up when you hit the bottom position. This will keep you up right.
I'm not extending over my toes and goblet i feel like i can go back further since I don't need to stay as upright as a front squat since the weights not going to fall off my shoulders.
wrist flexibility isn't an issue, I can hold a rack all day and I never feel strain on them as I go down. Its not falling forward at all. I'm just concerned I'm too wide and doing more a "plie" with a wide stance and that it might not be the best form?
As long as your hitting depth and your form (heels on the ground/back in a good position) is good, I don't see a major issue. Personally, I've always found that my feet point out a little more doing fronts than regular back squats. I like the feeling better and I feel the burn.
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