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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Squat form

    I'm not balanced enough in order to do a squat at shoulder width, so I do it a bit wider (maybe another 6 inches wider or so). I feel my gluts, hams and abductor being worked considerably. Should I try and learn a narrower stance to hit the quads more?

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    for now no because you said you aren't "balanced enough."
    so just keep trying with lighter weights, and deadlift(with standard stance) , that might help you with balance.
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    You can also try front squats.
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    a shoulder width stace is actually quite narrow. It sounds like you are right where you should be. If you really want to squat narrow try putting something under your heels, like a 2.5 lbs plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torrok View Post
    for now no because you said you aren't "balanced enough."
    so just keep trying with lighter weights, and deadlift(with standard stance) , that might help you with balance.
    Yeah. My grammar sucks. It should have read "I don't have the balance to use a narrower stance."

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    Use front squats if you want to hit your quads harder.

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