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How to Position Feet for Bodyweight Squats

A common question is how to position your feet for bodyweight squats.

While this applies to all squats, weighted or not, there are some important aspects you’ll want to note, if you’re focusing on bodyweight.

First of all, note that there is no one correct form. Anyone that tells you so is just being dogmatic.

There are two common forms:

  1. The toes pointed straight ahead, hip width stance.
  2. The toes angled slightly to the outside with feet approximately shoulder width stance.

The most important thing is to find what is comfortable to you. Most people will default into one of these two stances.

The things you want to look out for is that the knees track over the toes. There is a time and a place to break this, but overall it is sound advice, especially if you’re doing lots of reps.

The second most important thing is to not get locked into one stance. Go wider. Go closer. Be able to squat in a variety of ways. This is best for health and overall movement quality.

For much more about bodyweight squats, be sure to check out The Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Squats and Pistols.

Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Squats and Pistols

How to Position Feet for Bodyweight Squats was last modified: October 21st, 2017 by jana

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