Originally Posted by slider
A natural athletic stance promotes a strong balanced platform. Like any sport related activity your feet should be apart not together.
Yes, I can see how well that would work while walking on a tightrope.
And on the balance beam too, in gymnastics.
Oh wait, gymnasts lose points for landing with their feet apart.
Ok, in diving: I can see how a competitive diver in the olympics would want to enter the water with his feet apart...
No, I guess not, how about....
Sky diving. Obviously, a skydiver or other parachute user should land with his feet spread, to distribute the force...
No, I guess I'm wrong there.
How about an outfielder jumping for a fly ball? Should he land with his legs spread after making the catch, or with his feet together?
The only sports I can think of where spreading your legs and feet is good: pro football, hockey, and bad skiing.