Ass to Grass or Parallel squats, which is more effective?

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  1. ConnorMacGregod

    ConnorMacGregod Banned Banned

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    and which do you feel you are sore more of the next day you are done?
     
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    Whatever gets me thick solid and tight
     
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    I prefer parallel squats. Putting weight on your back and squatting that low is not natural.
    Parallel squats have the exact same benefitw, just less chance of injury.
     
  4. tombombadil

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    i squat lower and lighter with front squats, parralel and load up back squats
     
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  5. JimRussel

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    It's very natural, actually.
     
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    I've personally always felt that deliberately stopping at parallel (or any other point) stresses my knees more than just going all the way down and coming back up.

    Ultimately I think your own level of flexibility should be your guide.
     
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    Once you've read this line, you don't need to read anything else in that article. This is important to remember but it also makes the title misleading. And provides lazy fucktards shitty evidence to support stopping their squat at what they perceive as parallel without first addressing the proper mechanics of the lift. The author is not telling you to force stop at parallel, its telling you to get good at your squat and when you do it will likely be around parallel and to force yourself deeper with improper form will heighten your risk of injury.
     
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    I agree. I lose tightness when I try to go too deep and fail almost instantly out of the hole, even with knee wraps.
     
  10. JonJonesLines

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    My ideal depth is slightly above parallel (probably 75% of the way down). When I go to parallel with anything but the absolute lightest weights, my form goes to shit.

    It's all about your body and what's best for you.
     
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    Sounds like you may not know how to squat
     
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    I think the actual percentage of going slightly above parallel is 53%, although I might be off by 1 or 2 %.
     
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    If we use the GymBro margin of error it's closer to 25-27%
     
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    This better be trolling.
     
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    Not at all, I'm about 2 inches above parallel. Come watch me squat and you'll see it for yourself
     
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    There is no use in going ATG unless competition or working on ROM (poor mobility in achill tendon).
    Paralell gives you hyperthropy and strength.
     
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    Then refer back to @deadshot138 post
     
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    Refer back to @NurseKnuckles post about squatting properly
     
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    Definitely know how to squat haha you say "you will almost always end up around parallel" and that's where I am, slightly above.
     
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    You said 75% of the way and that any lower and your form breaks down. I'd reassess your form, personally. But I have not seen you squat.
     
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