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I think TravisJ gave a good answer on how to squat but didn't cleared the actual concept of why to externally rotate your knees. now let me give me a disclaimer I am not opposing your knowledge about squatting you are right but I think you don't know the actual cause of externally rotation. This answer is from my personal experience so read it full. Now to ...


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Short answer: you don't actually need to flare your knees out, but what you do need to do is generate torque in your hips which can be accomplished by attempting to rotate forward-facing feet outward ("screwing your feet into the ground") and thinking of this as pointing your knees out is a good physical cue. Details: The reason you externally ...


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The simple answer would be to test your strength independently with a mechanically similar exercise that does not require balance and stability—for example, by performing the same exercise on a Smith machine. Whilst this would not necessarily isolate the source of the discrepancy completely, it would provide a good indication of disparities in force ...


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Our balancing performing a pistol squat should be no more difficult than in any other dynamic single-leg exercise. If balance is a consistent issue, it is a question of strength, mobility, or both. Single-leg balancing requires substantial relative strength, particularly in the hip abductors and extensors (gluteus maximus, medius, and minimus)—which are ...


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