- create torque by pushing knees out with toes pointing straight forward
- external rotation = adductors stretched, lateral portion of the hamstring tight
- activates the whole thigh (uses more musculature)
Being tighter with more musculature would result in being stronger throughout a squat.
Update: Check out Justin’s post about which toe angle to choose.
- it all depends on your mobility
- if you can get into the positions, then toes forward (up to 10 degrees) > toes pointed out
- 30 degrees is the absolute max
- mobilize, mobilize, mobilize
But at what cost? If the tibial and femoral condyles are not lined up symmetrically, the stress across the joint is not symmetrical. […]My take is that knees don’t like to be treated this way, and that at heavy weight you won’t find many people with an intentional misalignment. Because it’s hard on the knees. And because you can squat more weight when the knees operate in an non-pathological manner, more “torque” at the bottom or not.