How low do you squat?
- 07-05-2008, 12:37 PM
- 07-05-2008, 07:32 PM
07-05-2008, 07:38 PM
I dont know them personally, but too much could have been a factor.
I use less weight, go ATG and slower.........I love the results that have I reaped from this method.
To each his own, i commend any guy who actually makes an effort at the squats and deads..................
Even the 3 inch squatters........lol
07-06-2008, 04:34 PM
I did parallel the other day(MIGHT HAVE BEEN LOWER) REMEMBER WHEN IN DOUBT IF YOU THINK ITS NOT PARALLEL , GO LOWER is a saying I learned from Max-ot.
O and pausing at the bottom and not bouncing out(that's a cause of bad knees)
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07-06-2008, 04:39 PM
I have leaned do do paralell when hitting hams first,and ATG when hitting quads first.I feel my hams too much if I work them first and then do ATG sq's.That being said,last time I did paralell my tear drops were extremely sore.I have always heard the deeper you sq the more the tear drops get worked...........But paralell did just fine.
04-14-2013, 11:52 PM
Narrow stance, ass to grass. I used to squat "sumo style" but i got tired of hearing all the **** talking about how my 750 belt only squat didnt count because i wasnt deep enough ( mostly from the thinner guys under 205) I squat less AND i officially cant find pants that fit anymore thanks to my quads and ass exploding to cartoonish size (look too big even on my 290 pound frame). It was a setup damn it!
04-15-2013, 05:51 AM
That's a good 5 year bump to a 9 year old thread.
But when in Rome..
Below parallel squat. ATG high bar oly squat and front squat as assistance.
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04-16-2013, 11:36 AM
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04-29-2013, 10:17 AM
If not going deep, you emphasize the quads and neglect the posterior chain. This is what's bad for the knees. I go a2g as much as possible.
04-29-2013, 11:00 AM
Ill try to dig it up on my phone, but no promises.
It was shown that the posterior chain was just as active during a parallel squat but the quadriceps were activated MORE in the ATG squat. So a full squat actually emphasizes that quads more, and by your reasoning, is detrimental to the knees (although I don't tend to agree with that sentiment). Also, its important to consider that ATG squats utilize less weight (generally) because of leverage so the difference in quad activation when taken to 90% 1RM may be less with ATG simply because of the weight difference.
04-29-2013, 01:58 PM
But for me, I never go less than parallel. After all, everyone can squat 500 for 2 inches...
04-29-2013, 03:49 PM
04-29-2013, 05:49 PM
05-22-2013, 12:05 AM
Going ATG absolutely destroys my legs and can barely walk the next two days where if I don't go ATG I get less DOMS
05-30-2013, 09:04 PM
i was going almost ass to ground for awhile, but as i've increased my load i'm back to going about parallel.
05-30-2013, 09:13 PM
06-02-2013, 09:48 PM
4 knee surgeries here and when i was squatting 315 for reps to just barely parallel my knee wud be sore and tender for days..stripped the wieght started atg and worked my way back up to 275 for reps..its improved my flexability of the joint tenfold and no more pain..my knee feels so good i dont even bother taking joint support supps anymore
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