Every time I read a thread like this my head starts to pound.
Wake up and smell the fucking cheese people. Wide stance WPO style squats are such a new thing and have evolved as such because a wider stance lends itself better to the gear these days.
At the NERB all the WPO squatters took their stance in. This might be because they walked it out, or maybe, just maybe it’s because they were squatting in sleeves and a belt.
Look at how the biggest raw and single ply squats are done, moderately wide. We’re not talking feet at the edge of the mono, or feet at shoulder width either. There is a middle ground people.
Hell look at Matt K’s 40rep drop set on you tube. He does it raw, where are his feet?
Just because Dave Tate says something doesn’t make it so. Dave is a very good lifter and he gives a lot of great advice. But please, PLEASE stop following blindly everything he says. After all if you don’t have a GHR (and only the one he sells) then you’ll never squat big anyway so why bother even trying?
I’m not even going to bring weightlifting into this argument. To suggest that you have to squat wide to move “heavy weight” is one of the most foolish things I’ve ever heard. Olympic lifters regulary rep 600lbs wearing maybe a belt and they do it with their feet not too far outside shoulder width. I just don’t understand how people have become so brain washed that they think wide stance squats and box squats are hte only way to move “heavy” weight.