Yesterday I was asking a thing about squats to my trainer, as soon as I said “squats” he immediatly looked at me and said “your femur is very long”. I never really paid much attention to it, but it’s true, I’m unsure if my torso is “short” but it’s surely very stocky, while arms are a bit long.
All this to say - I’m having a hard time with squats. I’ve always front squatted and I think I can do it acceptably, but I don’t want to use front squats on Widowmaker sets - it sounds stupid. At the same time, I’m tinkering with back squats but I can’t find the proper setup.
Does anyone have any recommendation, especially with Widomakers in mind?
Grip width, stance width, what the hell should I do, I think my squats tend to look more like squat-mornings but to keep the bar path vertical on the middle of the foot I need to lean the torso forward quite a bit, which makes it hard to keep neutral spine too.
As a side note, the dorsiflexion of my left ankle is limited - I’ve been working on it and it’s been slowly improving but I just can’t push the knees more forward, I end up asymmetrical with the right knee perpendicular to the toe and the left knee somewhere between mid foot and the toe. So the cue of pushing the knees forward is not an option, at least for now.
Basically, I feel like my low bar squat sucks because of how much I need to lean, my high bar sucks because of limited ankle mobility but I seem to be front squatting fine (just in case, I’ll assume my front squats technique sucks balls too)