Well I mean I exaggerated a little. like when i squat with a wide, wide, stance my feet want to point horizontal.. Or close to it... i CANT stop the lean forward or else i wouldn't be able to get down to parallel. I'm in no way trying to find ways around the problem. I want what everyone who squats heavy wants.. Solid squat form.
My toes want to point out but my knees don't really want to travel along with them. They kinda want to stay in. I guess "pinch" in.. I'm worried that this will lead to a knee injury. I have no way of recording myself at the moment. Its very hard to get to parallel without wanting to fall back. So of course i compensate by leaning forward. I've been told i have long legs.. So i try front squats. I'm noticing i still feel inflexible and tight. I'm starting to think its somewhat in my hamstrings as when i lean forward i definitely feel a tug there.. Maybe in my hips as well. With the toes thing, I'd like to correct it if possible. I'm aware that a slight toe angle is ok, but I'd say with my knees wanting to pinch in that its more than a slight angle... I work out in my garage btw. So i don't have access to machines.
I played hockey for six years if that helps at all.. maybe that can be attributed to why me toes point out? I don't know.
Thanks for that video. I'm definitely going to get to work on those.
The only flexibility I've been working on is third world squats. I recently started searching. I've been squatting for a while now. However i recently had to look at my bench press because I started noticing some shoulder discomfort. I was like alright.. This isn't right, I'm going to get my bench corrected. I did some searches and found Dave Tate's "So You Think You Can Bench." While I'm sure its still not perfect my last bench workout i didn't notice any shoulder discomfort and was able to press more weight. So this has kind of motivated me to make sure every lift is as close to perfect a I can get and I will still continue to work on form after that.
I feel my problems are tightness in hips and hamstrings, the knees wanting to pinch in and my lean forward. I've done searches but I've also read that static stretches reduce strength? I'd kind of like to avoid losing any strength.
When i walk my toes do point outward. Not a Extreme amount, but enough for people to notice. I have tried to consciously stop my toes from doing that but that causes my knees to want to point in. It feels tight somewhere and i cant find out where. Yea it does sound ridiculous, glad yo could deduce that one. I noticed it too, hence my asking if its correctable.