Squats

When doing squats am I aiming for ass to grass or more of a wall sit depth? Seeing conflicting information on what's the best.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you can go deep do it. If not, do it anyway. Or don't, doesn't bother me either way

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      whatever depth you're going, go lower gay

      Do whatever. Both are safe. Whoever tells you ATG is bad is just a pussy egolifter chasing big numbers at the cost of a lot of ROM. I usually go below parallel, but not much more than that; otherwise, I tend to go too deep and pause there and it makes hard to track progress (since i will just go deeper and pause more as i get stronger)

      The best cue I've ever gotten for squats was
      >bring your butt as close to your ankles as possible
      Made my joints feel great and gave me a some of the deepest squats I've been able to do comfortably

      Squat deep, it’s better growth stimulus. Squatting to parallel is just the bare minimum to count in powerlifting, dyels do it because they’re retarded

      thanks bros, ass to grass it is then

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        going parallel is only necessary if you're doing it for competition. you need a marking point that everyone can agree on is proper depth, regardless of body type. and if it's in competition, there's no reason to go lower because then you are exerting more effort for no gain
        iirc, lower is better overall. but say you wanted to increase your vertical, doing quarter squats will help

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          So there isn't really any benefit to going parallel or slightly less other than vertical? I remember seeing that Tom Platz leg day video and he was talking about only going halfway or not all the way down, but I don't know if that's part of his form of training where he does really high volume. Have lost around 30lb but essentially brand new to lifting so just trying to figure out what's the right thing.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >So there isn't really any benefit to going parallel or slightly less other than vertical?
            no no no. I'm saying: full ROM is overall superior for general physical preparedness (working more muscle groups, flexibility, etc), being anal about hitting parallel is only necessary for powerlifting, and dependent on your training goals, doing quarter squats can increase explosiveness (jumping)
            >essentially new to lifting
            bro beans, just go for ATG, focus on proper breathing and bracing. once you get a feel for the bar and positioning, bracing, feet width, etc to where the squat becomes second nature, then worry about the minute differences/other training goals - my two cents

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Gotcha, thanks anon appreciate it.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    whatever depth you're going, go lower gay

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Will my squat plug fall out of I go too deep?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        that's a sizing issue than a depth one

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You may need a size bigger.

          I have one of the new BowFlex adjustable ones you can just twist to increase diameter.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >boomers and their bowflex
            it's all about rogue fitness now, old man

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You may need a size bigger.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do whatever. Both are safe. Whoever tells you ATG is bad is just a pussy egolifter chasing big numbers at the cost of a lot of ROM. I usually go below parallel, but not much more than that; otherwise, I tend to go too deep and pause there and it makes hard to track progress (since i will just go deeper and pause more as i get stronger)

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The best cue I've ever gotten for squats was
    >bring your butt as close to your ankles as possible
    Made my joints feel great and gave me a some of the deepest squats I've been able to do comfortably

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    dicky!

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Squat deep, it’s better growth stimulus. Squatting to parallel is just the bare minimum to count in powerlifting, dyels do it because they’re retarded

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Aim for ass to grass. Zercher or front squats are best for getting all the way down. I suggest you do your sets then immediately do leg presses. Yeah it will suck, but it blasts the shit out of your glutes and thighs

    t. trainer

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      as deep as you can go without fucking up your form
      if you just let the weight push you down into a position you couldnt normally reach, you will fuck your shit up

      Thanks, what are the benefits of grant squat versus back squat? Depth? Also sorry to spam but would you guys be able to form check? I felt like I could go deeper but I need to work on my breathing.

      If you're a retard and don't care about being able to walk, go A2G.
      Otherwise go parallel.

      I kinda like the jello leg feeling so I'm fine with not walking.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        as deep as you can go without fucking up your form
        if you just let the weight push you down into a position you couldnt normally reach, you will fuck your shit up

        Aim for ass to grass. Zercher or front squats are best for getting all the way down. I suggest you do your sets then immediately do leg presses. Yeah it will suck, but it blasts the shit out of your glutes and thighs

        t. trainer

        I'm retarded and forgot vid

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    as deep as you can go without fucking up your form
    if you just let the weight push you down into a position you couldnt normally reach, you will fuck your shit up

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you're a retard and don't care about being able to walk, go A2G.
    Otherwise go parallel.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Unless you are powerlifting, the general rule is to go as deep as you can without compromising positioning. If the deepest you can go is parallel, go to parallel. Plenty of Olympic Weightlifters do so on backsquats. That being said, working towards a consistently better, and subsequently deeper, bottom position is desirable.

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