Let's talk about squat depth!
A lot of people seem to get butt hurt if they get called out for the depth on their squat. If you want to post videos of your squat online then you are opening yourself up to be criticised and if that does happen you should take all CONSTRUCTIVE criticism on board. Anyway depth…
In my opinion everyone should be aiming to squat to parallel as a minimum. Lets look at what parallel is. If you look at the attached picture you will see my knees and hips are at the same level. This is parallel. I don't care what your squat looks like from the front or back or from the backside! If from a side angle hips are not level with knees or below you are not squatting deep enough.
Although many people who don't know how to squat will tell you squats are bad for your knees, believe it or not half squats are worse for your knees. I don't want to get too technical in this post but in a nut shell half squats put a lot more sheer stress on your knees as opposed to doing a squat to full depth.
If you are struggling to squat to full depth I recommend lowering the weight a little and work on achieving full depth. Work on your mobility, and or technique until you can achieve full depth. There is no excuse for half squats. Hopefully I wont see you.....yes you posting any half squats on my Instagram newsfeed as you have been told half squats are unacceptable!!