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Old 01-10-2011, 04:57 PM   #12
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I will also say that stopping high is uber bad, from what I understand. I would wager that many squat injuries come from overtraining 1/4 and 1/2 squats.
Hmm, I wonder if that's different if you sit on a box and lift your feet off the floor while you're on the box. That's how my pro strongman training buddy does heavy squats. I should add though, he does squat below parallel when warming up, but it's only high box squats when the weight gets heavy.


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I think a squat should feel somewhat natural. Many times young trainees land-lock themselves by overthinking a squat and turn it into this mechanically clunky and dangerous lift. When you can squat and have it feel natural, and when you have reached at least a 185 pound squat for reps, I would say you can start to play around with lower than parallel depths.
I agree with that, but would say "you can start to play around with lower than parallel depths if you feel so inclined". I don't think going ATG is by any means necessary to build size and strength. By some of the attitudes I've seen it does seem that going ATG is some sort of a cult.

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I have great knees, and an amazingly strong lower back from squatting.
I do too ( thank goodness).
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