The Shoulder-Width Myth: why keeping your feet only shoulder-width apart isn't going to help you

Efficient movement is truly an art. In sports, it's called "good form." But to us non-jocks, trying to get something done in the kitchen, garage, or garden, it's simply called "good body mechanics." Many people have come to believe that a shoulder-width stance is the ideal stance for almost every activity. Maybe this is related to the number of personal trainers and therapists who advise people to exercise with their feet shoulder-width apart, or maybe it's just been repeated so often that very few people question it. The problem with this belief, though, is that without the feet wider than shoulder-width apart, bending your knees won't help much. Especially not during lifting. Try this exp

TERRI NIGHT, MSPT

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