THE GREAT DEBATE

ASS TO GRASS OR PARALLEL?

Personally i rather squat ATG but im not a brofessor on squatology

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My knees hurt with atg so I do parallel

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      My knees hurt with parallel so I do atg

      My parallels hurt with knees so I do atg

      My knees hurt

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i used to do atg until i took an arrow in the knee

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      My knees hurt with parallel so I do atg

      My parallels hurt with knees so I do atg

      My knees hurt

      I used to be an atg squatter like you, until I took an arrow in the knee.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        how do I give gold I'm new to this site

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You sir have my upvote.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          how do I give gold I'm new to this site

          And my axe!

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My knees hurt with parallel so I do atg

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      My parallels hurt with knees so I do atg

      My knees hurt

      Hi leddit

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/2vBYRWN.png

        [...]
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        >STOP HAVING FUUUUUUN

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous
  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My parallels hurt with knees so I do atg

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      my ass hurts so i shove the bar up my urethra

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My knees hurt

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you are trying to hit the highest weight possible for something like powerlifting I’d advocate for parallel. If you are anyone else there isn’t any reason not to squat with full rom. Your body is meant to move that way. If you can’t squat to depth without weight you need to make mobility a priority, because it will increase power output and decrease your chance of an injury in more than just the gym.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    For me, it's box squats

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    90 degrees

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      When people say 90 degrees in regards to squats, that refers to the optimal temperature to squat at, idiot. It keeps the muscles warm enough that they don't burn calories but not too warm that they start to break down and melt.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Gr8 B8 M8 8/8

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        people think youre baiting... what has IST become

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Goblina was right after all?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        who dis?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly due toy leverage this is the best way to squat for me. I tend to start leaning forward if I go any lower and I herniated discs because of falling for the atg meme. It's cool of you're short and stocky, but it's not for everyone. I'm great at deadlift and I do biking and hiking for my legs.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Unless you can power clean/snatch your maxes, ATG

    If you aren't doing WL why even bother

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Top if the knee below the crease of the hip.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >ASS TO GRASS OR PARALLEL?
    Depends on your build.
    I think the problem is that a lot of people take ass to grass too literally and go too low, thereby shifting tension off the muscles by rotating their hips and bending their lower back to get as low as humanly possible.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      "people take ass to grass too literally and bend their back to get as low as possible"

      .... retards you mean? how does bending your back make your ass any closer to the grass?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Buttwink

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >" "
        go back

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you force yourself to do ATG without having the mobility, you wont lift long. You either will blow out a disc or shred your hip joints (you need lots of internal rotation at the bottom).
    If you do parallel, you will miss gains and potentially damage knees.

    After shredding my hips, I changed to Bulgarian Split Squats and never looked back.
    Never ever I felt my legs and gluts like with this exercise before and never had such massive hypertrophy gains within a short tile period (6 months).
    All this without injury risk.

    Train smart, not hard and brainless. Don’t listen to powershitters with their dangerous big 3 dogmas.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/KyaCBOw.jpg

      >ASS TO GRASS OR PARALLEL?
      Depends on your build.
      I think the problem is that a lot of people take ass to grass too literally and go too low, thereby shifting tension off the muscles by rotating their hips and bending their lower back to get as low as humanly possible.

      https://i.imgur.com/cQenZmm.png

      ASS TO GRASS OR PARALLEL?

      Personally i rather squat ATG but im not a brofessor on squatology

      i can do atg easily same with deep (lel) dips

      lmaoing @ romlets

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      All it takes is getting hip impingement once and you'll never do atg squats ever again. Took 3 months of physio and alot of sleepless nights because I fell for the meme

      • 2 months ago
        Ghetto Alpha Turk

        How did you recover? My hips are still fucked due to squats. I think I will need surgery
        This is devastating

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Physio, body weight squats (in the hundreds per day) for months, lots of stretching. I basically started all over after 3 months, I went from 405 atg to barely doing 315 parallel, I'm back to doing 495 parallel

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Fuck, is this what caused my hip pain? Its not super serious but whenever I squat deep I feel it, I hope I haven't permanently fucked my hips

        • 2 months ago
          Alpha Turk Tranny Banger

          Since you mentioned that you have pain at the bottom position, it indicates impingement. Since it’s impingement, you likely damaged the joint capsule > labral tear. It’s over. It won’t heal on Its own and requires surgery. At least 6 months off lifting

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            But it's not necessarily impingement. I developed a sharp pain that only occurred at depth in my left hip by squatting too wide. I brought in my stance and switched to an anterior-loaded squat variation for a few months. Went back to low bar and had no pain since.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              I do notice the pain is worst when I'm really stretching my legs out to the side

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Squatting wide and having your knees track inside your feet >> internal rotation at the hips. Long term, that could lead to the pain you feel.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I've recovered in 2 months and worked on mobility. Not like you a retard

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I tOoK a MoNtH lEsS

          You also probably squat less than 5pl8 dyel

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        How did you recover? My hips are still fucked due to squats. I think I will need surgery
        This is devastating

        https://i.imgur.com/Vp1Qr61.jpg

        Fuck, is this what caused my hip pain? Its not super serious but whenever I squat deep I feel it, I hope I haven't permanently fucked my hips

        Hipcels, get big wide base by doing lots of glute work.

        Mogg women out of the only thing that they can compete with us on, and you'll be 5pl8 squatting till the end of time

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I already parallel squat 585 thanks tips

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          post glute work options for guys that don't want to do meme thot lifts

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Squats and deadlift

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This dude knows

      Online lifting culture being taken over by powerlifters was a mistake

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'd rather die than spend double the time I already do squatting

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This, back squats are a meme, blame rippletits.
      Even front squats/zercher squats are risky if you lean forward too much coming out of the hole, but BSS are the goat

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        squats have been around long before rip you dumb zoomer gay

      • 2 months ago
        DYEL HUNTER

        *hangs dyel up*
        *skins down neck a little*
        *puts golfball inside neck skin and ties off*
        *ties other end of rope to pickup trailer hitch and accelerates*
        That’s how it’s done boys, how to skin a dyel in 5 minutes with a golfball. Ruined a lot of the meat with the bullet though, gonna do some target practice tomorrow. Luckily she ain't got much meat on her anyways.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This, back squats are a meme, blame rippletits.
      Even front squats/zercher squats are risky if you lean forward too much coming out of the hole, but BSS are the goat

      A person with your proportions shouldn’t do squats. Way to long legs. You are doing more a good morning than a squat and put lots of strain on your lumbar spine.
      Due to limited rom and lots of lean forward, you barely hit your quads and mostly hit glutes.
      Just try Bulgarian Split Squats and you will see what real leg training is like.

      i will bulgarian split your ass you stupid chud dyel
      post your fucking body, i want to see how the physique of a dyel who gives such abhorrent advice looks

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      what should i do if i don't have the balance and coordination for bulgarian split squats or lunges?

    • 2 months ago
      DYEL HUNTER

      *dips two fingers into the blood leaking from temple*
      >He’s with the wind spirit now.
      *paints face like comanche warrior*
      >We must not waste any part of this animal.
      *begins prey post-hunting dance ritual around the campfire fire*

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It doesn't matter. Truthfully.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you want to preserve your knees, squat parallel.
    Only retards go atg

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Atg is actually better for knees. God, are you stupid

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Doesn't it feel more challenging to actually control your descent and pause rather than just dropping as far as you can? Just look at the difference between doing a wall sit versus slav squatting.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i find way more challenging to go full rom, i can squat 355 to parallel for 3 reps but i cant do it even once atg

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why not do both to reap the benefits?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You have to control extreme ATG to not go into extreme buttwink and fuck your shit up.
      >t. at 225 for almost a year to make sure I have maximum tech and mobility before I load up more

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >haha yeah ill call them a moron. saying moron is what’s cool on IST right? Im sure theyll know Im one of them if I just say moron

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ass to Grass. I don't have to worry about filming myself or having someone to check whether I hit paralell and I get a nice bounce off my calves that carries me with minimal effort until I'm above paralllel anyway

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Neither, Hack Squats

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Your depth is limited by your ankle flexion and femur length. Just go as low as these variables allow and don't try to force it lower. If you want to go true ATG you should spend weeks training ankle mobility.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    "only do a2g" is a meme, but a2g is still the proper way to *train*, while (just below) parallel is the proper way to *measure*.

    a2g is the only way to train your abductor adductor complex without using those terrible hip spreaders thots love.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >the real ass to grass

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Squats are weird. concentric comes after the eccentric so you can trick yourself into thinking you did it right. Anyone can lift more weight at parallel than a2g. and you can lift even more by only going to half depth.
    That's why people fuck themselves up on squats so much. They try to a2g their parallel max, or they try to parallel their half-squat, and so on. Find your a2g max and then train that, at that depth. Your tendon health will improve if you do this right, and degrade if you equivocate on depth

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      this

      also if you have mobility problems, work on them not just ignore em and be "ah i half rep because it hurts my knees"

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I squat ATG simply because I'm too much of an autist to estimate correctly when I'm at parallel

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I get a way better muscular response with parallel, so I do parallel now although I can do both

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No other exercise has the question of whether full ROM is better. Squat to the fucking ground you dumb lazy assholes

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      THIS THIS THIS

      >muh mobility
      >muh hips
      >muh back
      >muh knees

      HAVE YOU CUNTS TRIED IN WORKING IN YOUR PROBLEMS INSTEAD OF JUST HALF REPPING YOU ABSOLUTE RETARDS YOU CAN JUST SQUAT LESS AND WORK IN YOUR FORM

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    if your stance isnt fucked, you should naturally find the bottom of the squat is below parallel

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you nerds need to pause squats more and it's obvious

    fix your deficiencies

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It is literally better to squat atg
    >Inb4 muh knees, muh back

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't have the flexibility to squat even 90 degrees

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Quit making excuses and work on it

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm also 2 meters tall. People don't reailze how much more difficult certain exercises are for tallfags.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You are not working on mobility. I used to spit the same bullshit out as you when someone talked about my rom in a squat. I am 6’1”, with 2/3 of my body being legs. You can squat to full rom/atg. You are just not willing to put in the effort to squat correctly.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Just do Bulgarian Split Squats. They're for tall chads (same with dumbbell bench press). Back squats and barbell bench press are for manlets who want to feel manly because they can lift more weights in these exercises than taller people

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How bad is my form?

    Any tips on how to get deeper?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Too much back

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You are folding way too much, work on mobility

        Your upper back and shoulders are rounding forward to keep your center of balance. The weight may be (is probably) too heavy.

        Also see this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFs6E3Ti1jg

        Alright, will check out ty brahs

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You are folding way too much, work on mobility

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Your upper back and shoulders are rounding forward to keep your center of balance. The weight may be (is probably) too heavy.

      Also see this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFs6E3Ti1jg

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ankle mobility is the main concern, by far. Work on that 3 times a week and in 1.5-3 months you’ll have more depth. Good luck.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      A person with your proportions shouldn’t do squats. Way to long legs. You are doing more a good morning than a squat and put lots of strain on your lumbar spine.
      Due to limited rom and lots of lean forward, you barely hit your quads and mostly hit glutes.
      Just try Bulgarian Split Squats and you will see what real leg training is like.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not keeping bar over mid-foot. It goes way forward during the descent. Probably upper back or grip issue.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I would let your knees go forward and do lighter weight.
      If your low back is getting sore instead of your quads or even ass you are fucking up.
      Coming from experience as someone who squatted similarly.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yep, long legs is a major disadvantage, you should absolutely keep squatting but mobility is key to do anything with your long femurs.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Your upper back is folding. You need to create a more stable shelf, you need to think about pushing the bar back and up with your upper back as you start to go up, and you need to add front squats/zerchers to strenghten the upper back. Zerchers are best because it's a simpler squat variation compare to front, but you need to pay attention to a) not letting your hips rise faster than the bar where you sorta bend over as you start to rise up b) keep your arms by your sides, not in front, so your upper back is not rounded

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      also widen stance

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I think you're trying to stay too upright and looking too high for your proportions. Counterintuitive as it may seem, trying to keep your eyes and head up forces you to hyperextend your back as you go down, and instead of dropping your hips any lower to get below parallel, they shoot back as you bring the barbell down into a squat morning. Upright torso position is for people with diddy little legs, you need to accept a degree of forward lean throughout the squat and your eye position needs to reflect that. Try looking at the floor in front of you, maybe even as close as a few feet away. Keep your eyes fixed there from the moment you unrack, keep your spine neutral, push your upper back into the bar but don't crank your head back. If you just sit in a bodyweight squat with a neutral spine and see where your eyes naturally want to look, that will probably give you a starting point to try out.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Jesus christ widen your stance and stretch your fucking calves so your knees can actually travel forward, you are using all back to move that weight

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      nice GOOD MORNING sirs

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ass to gains

    Legit i was upping my weight much faster going atg than parallel

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Used to go ATG until it became clear that it doesn't really offer any added benefit. Unless it's the only way you can get knees over toes for more quad bias, it's not like you get extra points for depth. And, high bar had a peak point for me at 425 lbs. where I was stuck for a year and couldn't get past it.
    And, as a guy who moved from high bar to low bar, ATG isn't conducive to my goals. I switched to low bar and just breaking parallel / maybe going an inch or so below, and suddenly, I found where my best leverages were. Went from 425x1 high bar max to hitting 10x2 low bar @ 405 the first time I tried it, and was going over 500 just a bit over a year later, it really changed everything for me at that time.

  32. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A2g high bar and front squats are king. Fuck your low bar good morning half reps. And fuck the whining gays who cry about muh torso/femur proportions. Everyone of every race has the mobility to properly squat, you just lost it from decades of neglect.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      t. guy who puffs his chest out because he can go ATG with 1pl8 and thinks anyone cares

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        A little over 3pl8 and 2pl8 respectively for 5 reps.
        You sound overweight with bad knees.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          So, you squat mediocre weights and are content with being stuck in one place so you can feel better about yourself?
          Neat. Don't care, though. I bet you smash that like button on every gay "sUmO iZ cHeAtInG" post you see on social media as well despite pulling no more than 315 conventional. You sound like that guy.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >A little over 3pl8 and 2pl8 respectively for 5 reps.
          do you mean that you lowbar squat a whole plate more than highbar? wtf. my highbar squat is like 5lbs lower than lowbar and not even that if I divebomb and bounce off my calves really hard.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Nah he’s talking back vs front

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I’m overweight and untrained but I could do lmao 2plaet!!1! ATH squats for 10 reps at least. Talking shit while barely squatting three plates in a power shitter stance is pathetic. If this isn’t a bait post, kys.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >let me tell you why these variations that recruit less muscles are superior

  33. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I squatted to parallel for years and only in the past 4-5 months did I start learning and doing ATG. I swallowed my pride, dropped down to 1pl8, and really mastered the form and attendant flexibility/mobility/stabilization needs. I'm back at 3pl8 now, ATG, and my quads are way bigger and more defined than they've ever been, especially the teardrop and area around the knee. They were never this big and defined back when I was maxing out on parallel squats, and as a bonus my hips and knees feel better than they ever have before. The caveat is that you have to start light and be really serious about the accessory stretching/mobilization/stabilization/form work if you don't want to hurt yourself. If you take it seriously though, it is perfectly safe

  34. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Rate form

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Full rom is better than half rom, but there is really no benefit to going so slowly and sitting at the bottom. It just tires you out.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Your supposed to squat standing on the ground, not sideways on a wall you retard. How are you even doing that?

  35. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >yOu CaN't GeT bIg QuAds wItHoUt gOiNg AsS tO gRaSs

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      who are you replying to retard

      parallel
      getting too low on a squat takes tension from your muscles
      it's better (imo, depends on goals) to keep tension in muscles during your reps

      you can still keep tension in atg

      Rate form

      you have butt wink and perhaps some hip shift
      do not get that low in your squats
      also a cue is to feel like you are leg pressing the floor as you squat your trunk must feel rigid and there must be no shift in your movement going up and down

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm replying to every retard dyel like yourself, post quads or shut the fuck up

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          nobody said that you cant grow your quads if you dont go atg you attention whoring cunt
          stop trying to find an excuse to post your flabby body, and cover your face better so we dont see that receding hairline
          one last thing
          if you reply to me again your mother is going to die in her sleep tonight

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Post quads dyel

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Post fitness advice with no pics
            Dyel

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah I'm real flabby

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Seriously though manlets shouldn't take pics next to doors for regular-sized people.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Lol I'm 5'10" if you consider that Manlet so be it but you're still a dyel

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You have no core and would get btfo in any sport. Squats, especially ATG, is a full body exercise, not a quads exercise. Now please stop posting in my thread.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Squat 585
                >DL 655+
                >No core
                Ok smol pp

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >smol
                >5’10” microscopic male
                Lol takes one to know one manlet

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Still hasn't posted body
                You must be really ashamed of yourself

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Cope more dyel gay

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Your 5’6”

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                If that's what helps you sleep at night I'm 5'10 but you're still dyel

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                At least I can change being a dyel lol

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Not with your inferior genetics otherwise you would've posted body already

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Lol

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Meme Lord
                >Still hasn't posted body
                Ya you're ashamed with yourself

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Lad I was just fucking with I’m nta you were replying to before but nothing is funnier than frauding gym rat manlet thinking they have elite genetics like dude you aren’t a fucking athlete

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Keeps replying
                >Thinks they're l33t tr0ll
                >Still hasn't posted body

                D Y E L
                Y
                E
                L

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      nice breh, gotta focus bis and tris a lil more and cut 5 kilos

  36. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    parallel
    getting too low on a squat takes tension from your muscles
    it's better (imo, depends on goals) to keep tension in muscles during your reps

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      So you're saying I should only stand up halfway with each deadlift rep to maintain muscle tension?
      Really the biggest thing maintaining tension in a parallel squat is your joints.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You can still keep tension in atg

  37. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    plebbit btfo

  38. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    ATG is symbolically better. You have to use all of your strenght to get yourself out of the metaphorical hole. The barbell is the cross that we all have to carry in our lives, and that cross is heavy and the weight wil put us in the ground, but we have to carry it if we want to be saved

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >the bottom of a squat is where you are closest to god

    • 2 months ago
      Enkidu

      Thank you, Jordan.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >*chokes up*
      >THE BOTTOM OF A SQUAT, THAT IS CHAOS, THAT IS THE BELLY OF THE BEAST, AND, AND...
      >*sniff*
      >...THESE YOUNG MEN, THEY PUSH THEMSELVES, WITHOUT A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT, IT'S SO SAD MAN, YOU, YOU...GOD
      >*wipes tears*

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        god i hate jordan peterson

  39. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My hips shift sideways during squat, wat do?

  40. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just started adding in 1 lifting day per week to supplement my rowing. My best squat ever was 360 lb lowbar about 8 years ago and I haven't touched weights since. Being a turbo lanklet is holding back my rowing though so I need to put some muscle back on.
    Here's my second lifting session, last set of 3x8 140 lb. I'm 6'1" 178. Also started dips/pullups/weighted lunges after rowing. Would love to add a second lifting day but time is time, ya know.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nice form, especially considering the length of your femurs. one thing I would point out is that you are hinging your torso forward too early, which is causing the bar to travel forward as you go down, and then at the bottom it returns to being stacked over your feet. It's not huge but if you can keep your torso upright a bit longer it may be easier on your balance/feet and emphasize your quads more

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Got it, thanks. I'll try to keep my elbows pushed a bit further forward through the movement next time to cue myself more upright.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What's your 2k and 500m you lightweight

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not sure on a max effort 500. 2k is 7:04 but I'm early enough in training that's dropping by about 8 seconds per month. I'm hoping to hit 6:45 by the start of the season.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Very reasonable goals, godspeed and always remember good erg times is for fatasses

  41. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >parallel is LE bad

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      uhh... first of all, your legs are pretty small, dude. No one here is saying parallel is bad, it's just not close to a full ROM, and that below-parallel range is what blows up the very bottom of the quads and the Vastus Medialis (the teardrop)

  42. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have bad ankle and to a lesser extent hip mobility. What are good exercises to improve it?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Squats

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Have you tried squatting? Seriously just bodyweight squat throughout the day every day. You don't need to do nordic curls or whatever other knees over toes meme shit.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes. I do bodyweight squats every day, both freestanding reps and holding atg while gripping something for balance/support. Been doing it for a year, hadn't helped much so I'm looking to add something else

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Well then I guess you can check out the knees over toes guy. I looked through his videos once and it was a pain due to all of the repetition and redundancy, but whatever if it works. Bodyweight squatting is all I ever did to get good mobility, and I used to have really shitty knees.

  43. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i almost snapped my shit up doing atg. definitely herniated a disc. now i just do leg press

  44. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't care just go as far as you can while keeping your core tight and without joint pain.

    If I want to do atg squats then I do front squats.

  45. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Parallel. I tested this. Did 3xf atg highbar then 4xf zerchers atg. Another week did 3xf parallel lowbar then 4xf zerchers atg. I could do 120x8 zerchers after atg, but barely managed 120x3 after parallel. The way I do zerchers is all quads, ass and core, so it's obivous lowbar parallel hits those muscles more than highbar atg. Not to mention parallel lowbar hits stabilizers harder as you are using significantly more weight. Highbar is dogshit, lowbar + front/zercher/hack whatever to isolate quads, and deadlift + stiff legged deadlift/whatever on another day to isolate hams is best.

  46. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >ASS TO GRASS OR PARALLEL?

    KNEES UP TO ARMPITS! Unless your knee and shoulders align, you're not doing a proper deep squat.

  47. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Shit ton of pro Oly lifters don't go ATG these days. They kinda bounce really fast from parallel.

  48. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was an ATGfag, until I figured out this basic fact:
    Parallel (low bar) works your hamstring more for sure, and probably your adductors too.
    I found it uses relatively less quad, whereas high bar ATG uses MOSTLY the quads.
    I had to work on my upper body flexibility a tiny bit while switching.
    Overall I feel like this is a more sustainable, more balanced lift.
    I currently only squat high bar ATG as an accessory lift every now and then.

  49. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If manlet/asian, do atg
    If not, do parallel

  50. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Break parallel
    Beyond that, go as deep as your hip sockets allow.

  51. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  52. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I do ass to mouth and sometimes bass to trout

  53. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lol. Lmao Even.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Heavy weight to parallel is fairly impressive, but atg of the same weight will always be more impressive; however nobody is miring you 275 quarter squat

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >heavy atg

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          HOW

  54. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    my knee hurts when i lift weights so i shot myself in the fucking head

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's pretty bad. My knee hurt when I took an arrow in it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        put the arrow in ur head instead on rest day it'll be all good bro we're all gonna make it

  55. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >over 150 posts
    >not a single good reply
    The true high IQ answer is more simple than it looks:
    >BELOW PARALLEL 'AND' ABOVE ATG
    That's right, anybody with a truly functional body reaps greater gain by finding their personal golden ratio, BETWEEN parallel and atg.
    Also flat shoes, anybody using shoes with raised heel are just making their ankle mobility weaker, you're trying to cheat out of it so you don't have to train your ankle mobility. Don't do that, people who actually cares about maximum gains goes flat shoes.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      the correct answer is both, but the even more correct answer is to shitpost on IST while shitting at work

  56. 2 months ago
    DYEL HUNTER

    Fuck I rain out of arrows but we must not waste any part of this animal.

  57. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is there any reason to do squats if you can't go parallel? My dad does quarter squats.

  58. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Parallel, atg is for Oly lifters and spergs

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