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    Westside Squat Ques.

    I was looking at west side articals and they like the method of wide below parallel squats, well when ever i try to go real wide all it does is make my groin hurt wicked bad along with the inside of my legs, is this normal?
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    i think i had a similar feeling with feeling sore on the inside of my legs. it was when i started atf squats. it took about a month of doing atf squats (once a week for me) before i didnt notice the soreness down there. you may not have trained that part of your body before so it will take some time to adjust

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    If you're changing your form, lower your weight to avoid injury and get used to the movement. You're hitting your quads from a different angle, so it's going to hurt in a diff place.
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    sounds right man, ill keep going as deep as possible and see how it comes.
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    rock bottom squats are the best

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    Wide stance squats are different than atf squats. Unless you are tremendously flexible, you won't be able to do atf squats w. a stance much wider than your shoulders.

    Until you get used to it and develop the necessary flexibility, you will have to use lighter weights when squatting w. a wide stance. You can try just doing your normal squat workout and following it w. a few stance of ultra-wide stance squats with a light weight. Gradually work your stance outward in your normal training sessions.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    ok, i will try it.
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