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What does it mean " shoulder width apart" here ? What does off set mean?
When standing, commonly we find our feet spread comfortably shoulder width apart and off set slightly towards a 45 degree angle.
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
Literally, the width from one shoulder to the other. If you draw a straight vertical line down from your left shoulder you will reach your left foot, equally with your right shoulder and right foot. "Shoulder width apart". To achieve this the feet are placed slightly apart from each other. The 'at ease' position for the military when on parade. It is the most comfortable standing position particularly if standing for any length of time as the body weight is evenly distributed.
With regard to "off set", few people naturally stand with their feet facing directly forward, the feet turn slightly outwards (toes of left foot toward the left -toes of right foot toward the right). The extreme of this is 'duck feet'. If the feet turn inwards ie toes towards each other this is called "pigeon-toed''