Thanks for the help everyone.
I’m going to pick up a pair of Chucks today and see how they work out. Next time I do squats, I’ll focus on neutral head position, standing a little more upright, and locking out at the top.
Another question, do most people squat with toes straight or pointed out? I keep them straight and try to tighten my hips so that my knees are in line with my toes. Any time I point them out, I feel like I get a little more depth, but also get butt wink.[/quote]
You’ll have to experiment to see what works best. When my feet are straight, I sit back too much and can’t get as much quad drive. When my feet are pointed out too much, I can’t get enough drive from my hips early on. Stance width affects my feet angle too but in general I just want my knees to track in line with my toes.[/quote]
This. Personally I keep my toes pointed at about a 45 degree angle but I squat fairly wide (nearly touching the edges of the power rack with my toes) and my squat is super ham/glute/hip dominant sitting back quite a bit. My shin angle is also pretty upright, and has gotten more so over the last month or two as I work on my squat technique. That just works for me, though.