Is there any point in squatting if I don't have the body proportions to go up and down like a piston with a narrow stance and upright body angle?

Is there any point in squatting if I don't have the body proportions to go up and down like a piston with a narrow stance and upright body angle?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, just do what's comfortable and don't worry about autistic depth standards.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah this. Just shred your knee by putting too much sheer forces on it for no reason.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        retard

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          excuse me?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            sorry i got a little emotional

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous
          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Where did I say do half and quarter squats? What defines a half and quarter squat? I assumed OP would have the intelligence to know what's just cheating depth and what is going parallel/slightly below parallel without trying to literally go ATG.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              So we agree that going higher than parallel puts unnecessary stress on the knee joint. Good.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah I do agree on that. Anyone can go parallel/somewhat below parallel but what I was trying to get across is if you struggle going ATG just go as deep as you comfortably can and don't worry about formcels.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >sheer forces

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I’m was a lanklet and struggled with squats. Ultimately I found front squats were better for my anatomy, but I still do back squats. I do them in between a high and low bar, it feels way more stable. As well I got really use to the bottom position warming up by sitting there for a good 2-5 minutes with the bare bar resting on my back. Finally I realized that squatting is a dynamic motion, and I’ve learned that if I always think about pushing my knees out it helps me get out of the hole. I squat every rep atg now and they feel great. I use to barely be able to half squat, so if I can do it so can you OP

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      T. 225lb squat

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        225 is what I can clean, I honestly don’t know my max back squat since I’m lifting at home since the coof and I have no rack. I know I can front squat 255 so whatever that translates to in back squat

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do front squats. No back pain, works the upper back via rack position, good quad mmc, more useful irl(picking up sacks, dogs, humans, although a zercher would be better for this).
    Use less weight then back squats but who cares.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you’re probably just tight from never getting in the squat position. Work on deep squat + hip mobility + dorsiflexion stretches. Unless you’re a fatass you should be able to deep squat your bodyweight that way. Stretching doesnt take a lot of volume too, 1 minute a day should see progress
    T. torsolet with crazy long limb proportions

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    if you dont want to powerlift or something than no
    im tall and with shitty proportion
    long femure short upper body and i squatted for years with good form and a2g etc.
    knees still exploded so i took a year off
    know i do a variety of leg excerises
    machines, lungs, reverse and normal nordic curls
    lot of static stuff like hrose stance and lots of jumping

    legs never felt better still look the same as before the injury
    never gonna squat again

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You don't have to do Barbell squats. But you need some variant to build strong legs. Hack squats, belt squats, and leg press work better for me than Barbell squats.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm seriously considering dropping the barbell squat after trying hack squats last week. Can go to failure since it places less stress on the lower back.

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