- 06-28-2006, 10:20 PM
i was squatting (the bar) in the gym few days back and i was going a little past parallel.
in the middle of my set when i was near rep number 5ish some guy stares at me comes over and says to only go 90 because my knees will buckle.
now i know i should ignore people who say to only go 90, but i did notice my knees were kinda buckling when i go below parallel, so what can i do to decrease buckling? im pretty sure i can still go below parallel though, righT?
- 06-28-2006, 10:32 PM
the ab/adductors will help you with that. ignore the guy, too many guys in the gym talk the talk but dont walk the walk
06-28-2006, 10:35 PM
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06-28-2006, 11:37 PM
06-28-2006, 11:38 PM
I can't go past parallel because of my knees.
If you don't have joint issues though - do it carefully.
Good form always.
06-29-2006, 12:58 AM
Ya, good form and working your way up with the weight. Also, if you're a big legged guy, going below 90 can put stress on the knees you don't want.
06-29-2006, 01:03 AM
what's worse is if you're 6'3" and going past parallel. I don't think us tall guys have it very easy other than maybe pulling with our long limbs.
06-29-2006, 01:14 AM
06-29-2006, 01:19 AM
actually a lot of knee issues come from form problems, if your knees go past your toes when you are down in the hole it puts major strain on your knee joints. if you can go below parallel, do it, once you go past parallel the gluts and hammies play more of a role and everything works together. video taping yourself when you squat is a major eye opening experience, i personally tape myself every squat work to make sure i keep form.
and having big legs is a MAJOR pain in the a$$ when trying to get below parallel, my thighs are 32"s and it's not easy
06-29-2006, 05:52 AM
06-29-2006, 06:07 AM
06-29-2006, 02:49 PM
I feel your pain. I'm 5'6" with 27" thighs and it sucks trying to get below parallel (as little as I have to squat down ).Originally Posted by guyfromkop2
06-29-2006, 04:20 PM
06-30-2006, 12:15 AM
Like mentioned above, if you don't have joint issues then go past parallel.
I, myself, go ass to grass with squats.
06-30-2006, 12:30 AM
06-30-2006, 01:02 AM
I usually do a really deep set during warmup, but If I try to go ATG with anything over 300lbs it feels like my knees are going to explode. I work hard to get a tight arch and keep my butt back too. Ill usually hit parallel or a little below.
06-30-2006, 01:15 AM
lol I squat 85 lbs. Don't feel bad. I think I would have a hard time squatting bodyweight without a bar. Legs are my weakest point but that's just more motivation to assassinate them on Leg dayOriginally Posted by khan8
06-30-2006, 01:26 AM
Arse to the grass is the only way to squat If somebody tells me I'm squatting to deep (which doesn't happen very often once you can pile a bunch of weight on the bar) I ask 'em if they bench all the way to their chest? cause that can be bad for your elbows. I understand it's not possible for some but if your capable why would you apply stress to your knees by stopping half way in the movement and only work part of your legs, full motion squats will develop your legs much better then half squats!
I only would give crap to those 10-25% or 1/4 squaters though!:squat:
06-30-2006, 01:52 AM
Really? I never bring the bar all the way down but I stop about 2 inches above my chest. I try to keep the tension thru most of the motion but I always hear people saying to do the full motion and bring it down to your chest..Originally Posted by Basso
06-30-2006, 03:43 AM
06-30-2006, 04:32 AM
06-30-2006, 06:20 AM
06-30-2006, 08:15 AM
Was this always available? I coudn't find it the other day... must have been too early for my brain to completely function.
Originally Posted by Moyer
06-30-2006, 08:36 AM
Originally Posted by Basso
Bump, ATG squats have developed my legs better than when I use to go parallel. It sucks though being 6'3" 6'4ish, seems like it is forever going down and coming up.
06-30-2006, 11:03 AM
06-30-2006, 03:58 PM
06-30-2006, 05:31 PM
I apologize MasterOriginally Posted by Jayhawkk
I am not worthy
lol same hereOriginally Posted by khan8
06-30-2006, 07:34 PM
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