hi all, I’m not a powerlifter but I figure this is probably the best place to post this as this must be where all the biggest squatters hang out. I promise I’ll slink back off to the bodybuilding section once I’ve got what I need…
So because of back problems I haven’t been able to train squats with any degree of consistency until quite recently, so I’m fine tweaking my form. I can front squat to a box (no pause) without it bothering my back so that’s what I’ve been doing.
Problem has been that it has really been hurting my knees as the weight has gone up. It’s pretty frustrating having your back feel fine just for your damn knees to start giving you problems!
What I’ve found though is that if I make my stance mega wide and turn my toes out loads I’m ok. I also have to push my knees out something fierce! Like really really push those bad boys out, to the point where in the bottom position of the squat my groin feels like I’m doing the splits. Knees don’t hurt at all doing this.
My question is: Should I just go with my mega wide stance and not worry about it? Are there ways I can fix this issue so I can make my stance a little narrower? I’d prefer a narrower stance for the sake of my quads but really the most important thing for me is just to be able to keep squatting so if it’s just a case of my levers dictating that I have to use the wide stance then so be it.