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How to Exercise Turned Out Feet


#1

My feet are turned out 30 degrees when standing. Which I am told is a rotation of the bone from the hip and nothing to worry about.

However I am wondering when doing leg exercises should I be turning out my feet? Squats? Lunges? etc..

I tend to straighten my feet, but have some knee pain when bending my knee over a straightened foot. When I run I usually do run straight footed, but I am getting serious strengthening my legs and don't want to do something that will hurt my hips later.


#2

Put your feet where they allow you to complete the exercise in comfort.


#3

Your feet should Not be straight when you squat etc. by turning them out in a natural position you are able to involve the hips, glutes and hams better.

I am not sure who started that weird trend to squat that way but it goes agint your general body mechanics and dis-envolves some major muscles.