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narrow stance vs PL stance squat


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Excerpt: has anyone found that squatting pler style has created a strength imbalance in the quads vs. hams causing their quads to be strained/pulled...rugby season just started again and I pulled my quad really badly and I'm thinking it has something to do with me squatting pl style strictly over the summer and having glutes/hammies that are overpowering my quads...I am now alternating narrow stance and pler when I do leg days to see if things turn out better...anyone else have this problem? thanks,

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    narrow stance vs PL stance squat

    has anyone found that squatting pler style has created a strength imbalance in the quads vs. hams causing their quads to be strained/pulled...rugby season just started again and I pulled my quad really badly and I'm thinking it has something to do with me squatting pl style strictly over the summer and having glutes/hammies that are overpowering my quads...I am now alternating narrow stance and pler when I do leg days to see if things turn out better...anyone else have this problem?

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    Re: narrow stance vs PL stance squat

    My quads are decently strong I guess...and I mostly do all my squats wide. If you pulled a quad while playing rugby...makes me wonder what your off season conditioning work was like.

    I mostly always squat wide stanced like a powerlifter but recently hit a jokingly easy raw 412 front squat after doing box squats and deadlifts.

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    Re: narrow stance vs PL stance squat

    a good mix if high bar squats and PL style will cure that. every so often hit some 5x5 high bar squats and you should be fine.

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    Re: narrow stance vs PL stance squat

    you mean placing the bar higher on the traps for more quad emphasis when you say high bar squats?

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    Re: narrow stance vs PL stance squat

    i can place the bar up on my traps, or i place it down on my rear delts. with the bar up on my traps i sit down into the "pocket" thus keeping my quads heavily involved. with the bar low, i spread my feet out and sit back, transferring alot of the load on the posterior chain (glutes, hams, erectors).

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