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    Hey everyone, I have stopped my barbell sqauting until I could get here to ask this question? My problem is I don't know how far should my feet be apart from each other when barbell squatting and how far down do I have to go? I have seen people in the gym only go just a little ways down and others where there butt thouches the back of there shoes? Thanks guys for any help you can give.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muscledoctor View Post
    Hey everyone, I have stopped my barbell sqauting until I could get here to ask this question? My problem is I don't know how far should my feet be apart from each other when barbell squatting and how far down do I have to go? I have seen people in the gym only go just a little ways down and others where there butt thouches the back of there shoes? Thanks guys for any help you can give.
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    Normally feet should be about shoulder width apart. However this is not a rule written in stone - you need to determine what width is most comfortable and what works best for you. Depth should be as deep as you can go; at least thighs parallel to the horizontal at best ass to the ground. And yes watch as many you tubes of squatting as you can

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterk View Post
    Normally feet should be about shoulder width apart. However this is not a rule written in stone - you need to determine what width is most comfortable and what works best for you. Depth should be as deep as you can go; at least thighs parallel to the horizontal at best ass to the ground. And yes watch as many you tubes of squatting as you can
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    Strongly disagree with ATG squatting. There's very little benefit over a 90-100 degree bend at the knees, vs. a substantial amount of shear force at the knee.
    Donít chase the 1%, there is no magic training routine or diet thatís going to provide any measurable results over the basic principles for getting huge and strong: Train heavy, eat and sleep more.

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    My advice is to squad down without any kind of weight and see what feels comfortable. We all have different skeletal structures and this means stances are going to be specific to the lifter. Realistically, as long as you're engaging your core, and keeping your back nice and straight, you can't really go wrong.
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    Go as deep as you can and feel comfortable with it. Doing partial squats hurts your knees. When doing full squats at the bottom you should feel natural "bounce" and use it to get up. It works best for me. Doing partial squats you need to stop the weight mid-squat and that hurts your knees.
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    Squad down without any weight and see the result.

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    Hi,

    As per experts, your feet should be shoulder width apart. You should move your body down until your thigh comes parallel to the floor. Make sure your knees are not coming out when you move your body down, keeping the back straight. Rest the barbell on the back and avoid resting it on the back of your neck. Basic instruction you have to follow while doing any exercise with weight or you may have to face the muscles issue.

    You might get complete steps on how to do barbell squats. Also, read all the precautions to be taken.

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