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    Changing squat stance mid-routine

    I was thinking about switching up my stance from set to set while squatting. Does anyone see a problem with this?

    I do a 5x5, with squats 3x a week (second day is light). I was thinking of a 5x5 like this: Sets 1,3,5--shoulder width stance, sets 2,4--wider stance. That would be for Day 1. On day 3, I'd do the opposite, with 1,3,5 being the wider stance.

    Or maybe I should just do narrow stance on day 1 and wide stance on day 3.

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    Thats about what I do for my squats, changing the stance that is. Im also doing a 5x5 for them. First week i'll do narrow, wide, narrow, wide, narrow for each set then the next week i'll do it starting with wide.
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    I try to mix up stances from time to time. Usually, I just do high-bar or Manta-Ray w. a closer stance.

    Sometimes I'll do ultra-wide stance work when I get closer to a meet just to work on flexibility - it feels like my legs are being pulled off my body! Make sure to work into it gradually.

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    But should I do it in the middle of a 5x5, or workout to workout or week to week?
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    I don't think it matters that much. If you are getting ready for a meet, I'd hesitate to be messing around with your stance and set-up too much - otherwise, go for it!

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    I am so far from a meet....they don't even have a word for it in the scientific journals. Light years is a mere fraction...

    I think for a few weeks, I'll do the mix up, since it's been a while since I've done narrow-stance squats. After that, I'll probably go w/ narrow on day 1 and wide on day 3 (or vice versa).
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