Toes turning out in the squats – is it tight ankles or hip capsules?

toe turn hip capsuleOften when people perform this website’s preferred style of squats (wide-stance, straight-feet squats with an emphasis on external rotation from the hips) a technique problem can be encountered when the toes turn out during the movement.

We have discussed the implications of footwear on toes turning out here, so this article focusses on the question of whether it is restricted range of motion in your ankle joints and/or restricted range of motion in your hip capsules which is contributing to the problem. Continue reading