OK to squat like this w/o knee wraps?

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  1. SGK

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    look how this guy squats with a wider than shoulder width stance but he uses knee wraps. is it ok to squat like this without knee wraps?

     
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    Yes...
     
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    My knees have yet to explode. Having said that, I haven't even hit 400lbs yet, but I'll get there.
     
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    Not if you want to live past 25.
     
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    Check out Jonnie Candito at CanditotrainingHQ on youtube, specifically his hybrid squat. Wich is with a wide stance.
     
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    Skip to 3:00. Yes, it's okay.
     
  8. SGK

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    alright thanks guys. the reason I wanted to know is because I'm 6'4 like the guy in the vid and i wanted to squat like him to see if it's more ideal for me. i know I can get parallel w/ a wide stance like that.

    this is me squatting 350x5 with a narrower stance:
     
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    Im your height and you look good with your squat. Personally I have to do a lot of warm-up and SMR on my IT bands and hips. My knees are fine. I considered some sleeves but decided against it
     
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    You're going parallel already.
     
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    yes I know infact it was below parallel but I was saying I know I have the mobility to get to parallel with a wide stance like in the tom magee vid. I just want to try it and see if I'm stronger like that and to see if it's comfortable.
     
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