Workout: Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 min of –
7 Bar Muscle-Up
Accessory: 3 Rounds of –
(rest as needed between rounds)
Squat Stance — There Is No ‘One Size Fits All’
We are all built a little differently. Sure we have legs and hips, however the orientation in how the two are adjoined will almost exclusively dictate ‘how’ we squat.
The hip joint is made up of two parts. The ball (the head of the femur) and the socket (the acetabulum of the pelvis). The shape and orientation of these two pieces can greatly dictate how you squat. For example, Jeff (on the left) has a socket that faces forward, a narrow squat will be much easier and comfortable. If Tom (on the right) has a socket that faces out to the side, he will do much better with a wider stance and may run into pinching pain if his squat is too narrow.
Ultimately the goal is to see which stance allows you to sink the lowest while keeping a relatively flat back and with minimal to know hip and/or knee pain.
Suffice to say, you cannot ignore your own anatomy. Find out what works best for you vs. thinking that ‘one way’ is superior to another -your own bony anatomy will literally not allow it.