Foot Position In The Bodyweight Squat

The typical stance one takes when performing a body weight squat is usually around hip – shoulder width apart with the feet often slightly turned out.  When it comes to bodyweight squatting, I would argue that there is no such thing as the perfect stance, it all depends on what you are trying to achieve.  When it comes to handling big heavy weights on a squat, obviously you would want to find the stance that gives you the best stability/mobility/control for that weight and one that is safest for you.  For bodyweight squats I like to get my clients to constantly vary their foot positions so that they have to adapt their body and build mobility and strength through varied movement patterns.  In the image below you will see a couple of examples of how this could be done.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

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