yeah but I say this all the time .. depth is relative to your lifting style if you were to do high bar or oly style squats then atg or whatever you want to call it is fine andAgree with lack of/not being used (hamstrings). I find depth really difficult to hit when I stay tight and I bounce to hard if I get too loose. thanks - will work on.
relevant to the sport , you need to squat low to be able to clean the bar in other words it's very sport/movement specific ..
other than that, athletically speaking the low bar below parallel (hip joint lower than the knee joint) is a better overall exercise because of the more complete muscle involvement
don't stress out with getting ATG just worry about breaking parallel and use the tightness to your advantage .. stay tight and use the rebound to your advantage , that is proper technique in the low bar
Looks low enoughAnd ugh. knees.
yep, low bar - perhaps not as low as it could be. elbows up = towards ceiling?
yeah up toward the ceiling and if you try different width grips you'll find that the narrower the grip the tighter your bar will feel on your back .. but I think that you have that covered
use a comfortable thumbless grip not too wide and not too narrow but close enough to keep the bar glued to your back
you're welcome and it is the same for everyone , the better you get at it the more you learn about your own physical limitations and learn to make the appropriate changes tothanks again to both - my squats are always work in progress.
improve your lifts ..
Are you planning to compete ?
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