Daily Mobility Exercises by Dr. Kelly Starrett Forums Lifting Toe position in the squat

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      AvatarFraser Mckenzie

      This is for Kelly specifically but obviously others are free to chime in.

      In the beginning of BASL, you give thanks to Mark Rippetoe of Starting Strength fame. This got me thinking.
      Rip teaches a toes out angle in the squat (between 30-45 degrees if memory serves). Your stance (hah) on the subject is that toes pointed forward and knees out over ankles creates more torque and reduces strain on the ACL.
      Was this something that came to a head for you two? Is Rip simply teaching this method based on the idea that most people are not flexible enough to squat toes forward? Would love to hear your thoughts.
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