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To be properly balanced (and not to fall backwards or forwards), shouldn't the two torques (referred to the midfoot) be equal and opposite? No. In order for a body to be balanced, the sum of all external torques, including both pure torques and torques resulting from coupled forces, must be zero. In the case of a human squatting, there are no external pure ...


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I would say your assessment is correct. There are a couple of cues that you may find useful. One is the "waiter's bow", with one hand placed on your navel to help push your hips back as you bend forwards. Alternatively you can place your fingers into the crease at the front of your hips, and think about "folding" your body at this point. ...


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One and a 1/4 squats are known for blowing up the VMO (knee muscle) because you spend more time in the bottom position, requiring knee stabilization. Now it is argued that you cannot isolate different quad muscles as they work as a team. You can push more of the work towards different quad muscles such as VMO, but doing leg extensions with different angles ...


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