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The answer with all questions of this manner is "It Depends". Specifically, the factors that influence the decision are: Are you competing in a strength sport? If so: How close to the contest date are you? Is the squat a contested lift (usually only Powerlifting, but occasionally this applies to Strongman as well) Your individual lever lengths and ...


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Just speaking for me personally, I find it pretty impossible to get my hips to go below my knee if I'm not at least shoulders-wide stance. I would go as wide as you need to in order to: Achieve depth. Have your knees out and pointing where your toes are. Be able to truly use your glutes. Be able to keep your weight on your heels. Even on a deadlift, ...


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This is one of those questions where the actual answer boils down to your desire for variation in your exercise routine. While there are many anecdotal reasons to vary your squat stance, there aren’t that many actual studies to recommend variation as a key to squatting success. There was, however, a biomechanical study done in 2001: A three-dimensional ...


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The other answers touched on strength training, and I agree that working with a barbell is going to give you the best bang for your buck. The four exercises that are going to give you the most bang for your buck are: Squats Overhead Press Deadlift Bench Press There are several programs that help you get started. Starting Strength is an excellent book ...


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For building muscle and losing weight, a combination of cardio and weightlifting will be the fastest way to see the results you desire. For muscle building, Strong Lifts and Starting Strength are the most popular and recommended exercises. Make sure that whatever weightlifting program you follow works your whole body and not just specific parts. Combining ...



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