What's the best way to learn how to squat with a wide stance? Of course, practicing wide squat stances help but I think flexibility comes in to play. My groin region really takes a beating when I go wide. What do you guys recommend I do?
Stretching and foam rolling really helped my flexibility.
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stretching and warming up definetely helps. fire hydrants help me a lot. also, try working your hip flexors by doubling a band (if you are just starting wide stance squats, i'd start with a mini) and putting both your legs through it to where its up on your hips, close to your knees. practice pushing your knees out against the band tension. it will help strengthen your hip flexors. they also make a machine for this, but with a band you don't look as lame.
I saw one guy use them... he was box squatting 4 plates with speed... where can I get these bands?
And I am confused on how to use them lol.
www.elitefts.com it has a training with bands manual in it that has pretty much all the info you need. if you have any other questions im sure either the guys at elite fts would answer a question in the Q&A, or there are plenty of people on here that would be happy to answer your questions.
i would move your stance out slowely over time if your interested in making that your normal stance, when ever i move a grip or foot placement, it works best to do it little bit at a timeand eventually i get more weight versus moving it to the point cut and dry.
an excessively wide stance without equipment is going to be hard on your groin no matter what you do. A lot of it has to do with flexibility, so I'm with hawk...work it out over time.
Every time I use wide stance, epecially on the box, I can feel the tightness in my groin. I just do several sets to warm up while increasing the weight until it loosens up. I've never tried using bands, though. I'll also do some groin stretches http://www.aculife.com.au/stretches/groin.php. This works for me.
But like others said, work on it over time. Ask some powerlifters!
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What ive been doing is having a very wide stance with no bar and squatting down to slightly below parallel and holding that position, I'm just trying to get my groin region more adapted.
flexibility has ALOT to do with it.
Practice heavy and each time you do it, go a little wider.
But, then again, what works for a girl doesn't always work for a guy.
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