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Yeah i totally agree that rookies should squat "ass to grass" style like i do but when we are talking about pro bbers who have perfect knowlegde from their personally limits/constraint so why they should take a risk and squat deep just because of some anonymous on internet? For someones' anatomy that may be bigger risk than "half squat". When bulkboy was talking about going all way down that may work for you but contrasting "regular trainers" and pro bbers workout it's more different world that more further we go. Srry about my english but i had to say that.
Actually, why would there be a bigger risk at all if you squat deep vs. squat only half way...
But after all...I don't even care. Everyone can do what they want but if you ask me, I'm always gonna suggest you to go all the way.
I've always used to squat ass to grass but I've come to realize they're the reason my legs haven't been growing.
Everyone has it different for themself. Personally, ass to grass squats don't do shit for me so I've been doing parallel and a little over parallel squats. My legs have been improving ever since.
Just because it's the preferred form doesn't mean it's like that for everyone.
And he's a bodybuilder, not a powerlifter. It's more important to do what works best for you. Maybe ATG squats don't do shit for him either.
And I've also found that ATG squats puts strain on my hip bones as well and gives a very uncomfortable feeling. Never had a problem with the knees, though.
Besides, he has great quads so what's the problem?
^^ Largest force moment occurs when the knee is at it's most vulnerable when you squat to anything less than thighs parrallel.
Squat depth should be determined by your mobility first.
As for development of the thighs, I've found the opposite. Besides mass is related to hard training and eating as much as any exercise. Squat full ROM and you tend to have to squat properly and tend to take some of the stressors off the knee (partly better form, partly lower weight).
I just don't want to believe that only one movement has anything to do with quad development. Not if you squat full ROM or just partial ROM. And that was not the point. The point was actually what is smart to do. That thing what tim said about the force moment is so true.
So, save your knees and squat full ROM. But, full ROM is not always the best thing to do. For example leg press. It's hard to go all the way down without your lower back starting to arc. If you have this kinda problem when squatting, you're having flexibility issues.
Now, STFU and SQUAT.