I have been gyming for about 3 months now and have always squatted only to parallel up until about two weeks ago where I got taught to squat properly ATG and have been doing so since.
My fibula on my left leg sticks out a tiny bit just under my knee, has extra bone growth or something according to doctor. When I bend down and touch my thigh to my calf, unless I click my fibula into place my tendon(?) doesn't come over the bone like it should properly.
Due to this I physically cannot ATG squat without quite bad pain for the next two days, limiting my overall movement.
I will continue to squat except only go parallel so I can still walk without pain the next day, what I am wondering is could I/should I add in an extra exercise to substitute for not going full ROM in my squat?
04-21-2012, 10:35 PM #1
Can't full/ATG squat due to knee bone structure :( Help!
04-21-2012, 10:38 PM #2
You don't get much benefit going ATG beyond what you get going just below parallel. Just go as deep as your condition allows, you will be fine.My Journal (RIP 05/11 - 09/13):
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04-22-2012, 10:17 AM #8
I have to disagree with those pimping the parallel back squat as a better exercise than the deeper versions of it. My own direct experiences, and some amount of actual reading, lead me to the opposite conclusion.
Sure, not everyone can do them. Also, not everyone who can, can do them heavy. And out of those, not all can do that with good form.
Nonetheless, if you can, it's full of win.
04-22-2012, 11:23 AM #9