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Old 07-10-2011, 11:58 AM   #11
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Re: Squat ROM

Go for below parallel for sure.
You will have stronger and more functional body that way.
You can squat with 40-50lb less on the deeper version, but the transition to other movements will greater.
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:51 PM   #12
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Re: Squat ROM

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squating below parrallel is actually better and safer for your knees than stopping. i cant remember the reasons why but it is.
this is horrible. why would you believe anything if you didn't have at least some justification for it being true?
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:24 PM   #13
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Re: Squat ROM

The reason parallel and below squatting being good for your knees is how the musculature and tendons and all that attach to your knees. The more hamstring that you use, the less stress placed on the workings of the knee.
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:40 PM   #14
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Re: Squat ROM

From Starting Strength, p.18: 'In a partial squat, which fails to provide a full stretch for the hamstrings, most of the force against the tibia is forward.... This produces an anterior shear, a forward-directed sliding force, on the knee.... This shearing force - and the resulting strain on the prepatellar area - may be the biggest problem with partial squats.' See section Squat Depth, pages 17-19, for a full account.
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:15 AM   #15
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From Starting Strength, p.18: 'In a partial squat, which fails to provide a full stretch for the hamstrings, most of the force against the tibia is forward.... This produces an anterior shear, a forward-directed sliding force, on the knee.... This shearing force - and the resulting strain on the prepatellar area - may be the biggest problem with partial squats.' See section Squat Depth, pages 17-19, for a full account.
When you quote Starting Strength and Eric, when you recommend I buy Starting Strength, do you refer to the first or second edition? In attempting to order the book I found that there are two different editions, and would ideally only like to buy one if possible.
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:10 AM   #16
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Re: Squat ROM

2nd edition = updated content

Get that one.
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:36 AM   #17
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The 3rd edition is being written as we speak.

Get the 2nd edition now and then buy the 3rd edition when it's released.

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Old 07-17-2011, 08:52 AM   #18
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Re: Squat ROM

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this is horrible. why would you believe anything if you didn't have at least some justification for it being true?
no i did know ive been told i just couldnt remember the details so i didnt want to repeat something that was untrue.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:29 AM   #19
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If I were deciding whether to get Starting Strength or the GSLP book first, I'd definitely go with SS. They're the same price, but SS is printed. I promise that for as long as you lift seriously, you'll be referring to it periodically.

I also don't know if the GSLP has the in-depth coverage of how to actually perform the lifts, but this part of SS on its own is worth the price of admission.
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:01 AM   #20
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Re: Squat ROM

The lowest possible position you can maintain without rounding your lower back. You need to make sure your mobility and flexibiility are up to par!!!!!!
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