Author Topic: Squat stance width analysis  (Read 1057 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Raptor

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 14464
  • Respect: +2391
    • Yahoo Instant Messenger - raptorescu
    • View Profile
    • Email
Squat stance width analysis
« on: January 29, 2013, 08:59:37 am »
0
http://www.strengthandconditioningresearch.com/2013/01/28/squat-stance-width/

Quote
While it is difficult to compare the relative hip, knee and ankle moments of the three stance widths because of differences between subjects, there is no indication in this study that wider stance width squats involve lower knee extension moments than narrow stance width squats. In fact, the wider stance squats seemed to produce greater knee extension moments, suggesting they may be better for strengthening the quadriceps than narrow stance squats.

Quote
For strength and power athletes:

There was a trend for greater time spent in the acceleration phase in wider stance squats, which is an indicator that wider stance squats could provide a greater training effect. Strength and power athletes may therefore obtain greater benefits from wider stance squats.

There was a trend for both knee and hip moments to increase with increasing stance width. This is another reason for strength and power athletes looking to develop leg strength and power to prefer wider stance squats.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2013, 09:07:55 am by Raptor »

entropy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1684
  • b00m!
  • Respect: +276
    • View Profile
Re: Squat stance width analysis
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 09:55:03 am »
0
interesting..
Goals: Cutting to 6-8% bodyfat

Raptor

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 14464
  • Respect: +2391
    • Yahoo Instant Messenger - raptorescu
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Squat stance width analysis
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 10:39:19 am »
0
Yeah, very interesting. So I guess my idea of squatting narrower to better develop my quads is not so brilliant after all? Maybe the o-lift shoes will help me get ATG though and that will help.

Also you get the feeling that the half squats are actually more important for posterior chain development than quad, looking at the data.