Are deep squats a meme? Does my ass really need to go below my knees to count a rep?

Are deep squats a meme? Does my ass really need to go below my knees to count a rep?

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    ATG is harder because more ROM
    Harder = good

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. Next question.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yes to which question

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        How much of a gay are you to post this retarded question?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        yes your ass really needs to go below your knees and onto my dick
        next question

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    In powerlifting, your hip crease needs to be below the top of your knees.
    In strongmen, the weight needs to be on the pads.
    In the gym, no lift counts anyway.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I can't do ATG without my back rounding and my hip mobility is shit.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      widen your stance

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I already squat with a pretty wide stance. I'd have to get near sumo I think.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          then do that, gay
          what is so difficult for you to understand

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          have you tried some hip and ankle flexibility exercises? doesnt have to be much just like 15 mins of stretching in the morning or something. youtube has a bunch of routines you could pull from pretty easily

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Stop letting your chest fall

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Necessary if you do olympic weightlifting, hack squats are better if you want quad isolation and for general strength parallel is fine

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    No.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You get more activation in your quads and substantially more activation in your glutes and hamstrings if you go below parallel. ATG is even better, but it's not as substantial and requires you to have good mobility, so it's not for everyone
    Just go as deep as you can go while maintaining good form

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Pause reps are deepest rom you can manage is good on a de-load.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    ATG just feels more natural to me. Deliberately stopping at parallel was difficult to get right, and always felt like I was almost half-squatting, ultimately just cheating myself out of a proper rep.
    Unless you're lifting for a competition, everyone should squat to full depth

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Deliberately stopping at parallel was difficult to get right
      This. I naturally can squat very low ATG with completely flat feet but do experience rounding of my lower back on low bar backsquats when going to or below parallel. These days I do ATG front squat with light weight and perfect form and feel my legs are much stronger. I plan on revisiting back squat with a different approach to my form in some months after building my front squat and loading it with some decent weight while maintaining perfect ATG form.

      tldr if you're not squatting ATG lower the weight and start from scratch. be humble

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Stopping at parallel was killing my back and ATG saved my entire fitness journey tbh

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I've heard people claim that going all the way down and bouncing off your hamstrings is cheating...

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    middle picture is best, which means ass slightly below knees. The guy in the picture where he squats ATG is doing it poorly since you already see his back having a tilt due to mobility constraints.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It's a no rep other wise
    That being said they really need to crack down on bench frauding

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    they're good if you working on mobility and going lighter, probably one step after goblet squats, but they're not a replacement for going to parallel with a lot of weight.

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >go to parallel
    >feel fine
    >go past parallel
    >knees hurt for days
    To live means to suffer

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Opposite for me.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I've never had knee pain from squats but I'll have DOMS in my quads and specifically that inner thigh muscle for days

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It does for a comp and you have to just be at parellel or slightly below. Going lower is not really doing much and whatever benefits you think you are getting from being down all the way can be better built by squats starting from the bottom off low pins.

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Who cares, when you go heavy enough you'll be forced down or else

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    If your 3 in 1/2/3/4 isn't a high bar atg squat you haven't attained 1/2/3/4 yet.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I'm almost starting to believe this

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Also, why is putting plates under your heels considered hiding a lack of ankle mobility while lifting shoes do the exact same thing?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      cause plates are just there in the gym, lifting shoes cost money and they dont solve your problem, if your mobility is shit it is going to be shit in lifting shoes, same goes for plates though

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Both are "compensating" for a lack of mobility. Plates under the heels just isn't recommended because it's less stable than either flats or lifting shoes. Then again plenty of people have put up big numbers without issue. Up to you if you want to take that risk.

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I literally cannot squat without going below parallel, the tightness feels like a spring

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    fuck the counting as a rep bullshit, just squat. ATG may be better for you overall in terms of all squat benefits considered but shorter ROM explosive squats may be better for hypertrophy

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I can't see how someone can go that low without coming up leaning forward with bad form. Just go as low as you can while maintaining good form when doing spinal compression

  21. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I squat close to 3pl8 at <1.5pl8 bw, but I can't figure out how to rebound. Form is supposedly great, I worked on depth, flexibility, everything. Just can't figure out how to take advantage of the descent, I'm practically doing pause reps.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      you weight less than 67 lbs?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I weight less than a bar with 1.5 plate on each side, don't throw american bs at me

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