Perform the squat with a wide stance.
A good squat variation for placing less stress on the back and lift heavier weights.
Benefits: The wide stance squat is one of the best variations to lift heavier weight. The wide stance removes work needing to be done by the lower legs and provides more structural support. The upright position of the torso removes a lot of work. All this attributes to being able to support and lift more weight.
Variation: Wide stance squat
AKA: Sumo squat
- Hip Abduction (max rom 55°)
- Hip Adduction (max rom 45°)
- Hip Rotation (external/lateral) (max rom 60°)
- Hip Rotation (internal/medial) (max rom 40°)
- Ankle Dorsiflexion (max rom 20°)
- Ankle Plantarflexion (max rom 55°)
- Hip Extension (max rom 30°)
- Hip Flexion (max rom 100°)
- Knee Extension (max rom 0°)
- Knee Flexion (max rom 150°)