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    foot position during squats

    I was wondering, during squats would it be alright to have your toes pointed out slightly instead of straight on? When I walk I walk slightly "duck footed" with my feet pointing out towards the sides rather then straight ahead so having them point straight ahead when sqautting is a little bit uncomfortable and I am thinking it may be one of the reasons my squats lack so much.

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    Yup, it's alright to point them out slightly.
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    Unless you have some serious flexiblity I doubt most peopl could squat feet parallel.

    I can
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy View Post
    Unless you have some serious flexiblity I doubt most peopl could squat feet parallel.

    I can
    Uh, I'm one of the most unflexible people I know, and I can squat feet parallel >_>

    How unflexible, you ask? One time my gym class did that thing where you test how far you can stretch forward with that board thing (hurdler's stretch), and I got dead last out of the entire class. There were morbidly obese dudes in there who could stretch farther than me <_<
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dgro View Post
    Uh, I'm one of the most unflexible people I know, and I can squat feet parallel >_>

    How unflexible, you ask? One time my gym class did that thing where you test how far you can stretch forward with that board thing (hurdler's stretch), and I got dead last out of the entire class. There were morbidly obese dudes in there who could stretch farther than me <_<

    So you can comfortably sit atg with a perfectly tight back with your feet paralell?

    I doubt it.
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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    Nah man, I didn't think anyone said ATG Squat. I go just below parallel.
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    When I squat with feet parallel it makes some bone or something pop out on my knee. So I squat kind of wide with feet pointed outward. I can sit ATG parallel though... but my back isn't perfectly tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dgro View Post
    How unflexible, you ask? One time my gym class did that thing where you test how far you can stretch forward with that board thing (hurdler's stretch), and I got dead last out of the entire class. There were morbidly obese dudes in there who could stretch farther than me <_<
    this is me too

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