Hey guys, just need a tip or two here.
I have been doing deep front squats with a fairly narrow stance, just a bit smaller than hip width, and experiencing a fair bit of hip flexor pain in my right leg.
Now I have switched to a wider stance, just a bit wider than hip width with my feet pointed outwards a little bit. I can do deep squats this way, dropping my butt between my legs fairly easily, my squats are easier, and the pain doesn’t appear anymore, and my torso appears to be more upright during the squat.
I’ve been told the stance i’m using may be a bit too wide, but I find my power output is greater this way during my squats, plus no hip flexor pain.
Note: The stance is NOT as wide as a powerlifting squat, my heels are in hip width but the edge of my toes are outside of it.