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Optimizing Squat Technique

Comfort Paul MSc CSCS; Kasim, Peter
Strength & Conditioning Journal: December 2007
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There are many variations of the squat technique, including stance width, foot positioning, and squat depth. However, research indicates that the optimal squat technique is a wide stance (≥ shoulder width) with natural foot positioning, unrestricted movement of the knees, and full depth while the lordotic curve of the lumbar spine is maintained with a forward or upward gaze.

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