I’ve always squatted with my feet slightly facing out with a fairly wide stance. However, a trainer told me that if I wanted to get faster (which I do) I should squat with my feet straight ahead.
His reasoning was something about how you want to keep your feet straight when running and if you squat with a wide, feet out stance, you will want to run like that which will slow you down.
Any truth to any of this? I’ve found it to be comfortable to squat both ways.
He told me to squat more like the picture above instead of a “power lifter” type squat