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I’m 54, been doing cross fit for just under a year. Doing MWODs too and seen improvements in lots of areas, but not in my squat. Keeping my knees out is a breeze but getting my feet even shoulder width apart seems impossible. The squat position that felt best, and also my strongest, is heels close together, feet pointed out, knees pointed out. Weird, I know, but that was what felt “right”.
Have you seen anyone to confirm this?
I would start there.
Identifying exactly what is going on and how to start addressing the situation is key.
If it is a structural thing then technique on some exercises may need to be adjusted to work within your given situation.
Mobility limitations could be a contributing factor. Working with you mobility up/down stream of the issue will help you achieve the most optimal positioning within your situation.
here is something i found on the internet that may help:
Wow, thanks for the quick replies! I appreciate that.
Always start with the spine first.
This is the foundation and the foundation to get the most from your hip.
If spinal mechanics are not correct the big engines of the hip and shoulder are impacted.
It becomes even more important to have things dialed so you are getting the most out of what is available given your situation. Your body can buffer somethings for a time, but feeding slack to the system is going to help.
Did you ever get any answers about your squat? Your first post sounds exactly like my husband! I have been doing a lot of research for him on how to improve his squats. Please let me know if anything worked for you.