You want to squat low but you are unable to just yet. There is one simple adjustment you can make to help you get lower.
Is it ideal? Is it safe?
Is it for you?
That’s for you to decide, but the best decision you can make is to not go low if you have a “break” in your squat form.
it’s good to ask yourself, what’s important to you?
Is it size, strength, shape or the often never mentioned, feeling of being 10-20 years younger?
If you’re in your 30’s or 40’s and beyond you might already know what I mean, and if you’re not, maybe you can get a head start on us who never had the guidance to have it all!
What ATG, Parallel and Deep In The Hole Have In Common
All of them can be done with perfect form by only a small population of the world. But it’s not necessarily a fault or a lack of skill, in many it’s genetics that decide how low you can squat with perfect form.
When all is in place and you have the flexibility and strength to squat, the last variable to look at is…
…how low can I go?
And of course, you can go ATG or deep in the hole regardless, but just be aware of the penalties that are incurred with each passing rep.
I know you want to be fit and strong, and I know you can easily reach those goals, but I also want you to be safe and injury free while you have a long lifting career.
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So How Do I Find Out My Squat Depth?
To find out your squat depth in the weight room is pretty simple.
Find a box you can squat to and set it at a reasonable height. It’s best to use a wooden dowel as they are a better gauge of flexibility without the weight of the bar helping you descend.
Set yourself in the squat style of your choice and then squat to the box.
If form is held reasonably easy, then you can lower the box height and try again.
Continue to do this until there is a “break” in your squat.
This may come in the form of a rounded back, a bar moving forward or the butt wink/hip tuck.
It’s a great test of flexibility t for sure, but there is another great test to see how low you were born to go!
And what you can adjust to get even lower.
This approach is very accurate regarding your genetics.
It’s actually pretty simple, and it’s pretty cool!
In this video is one of the most respected in his field and a world-renowned expert explaining to you exactly how to execute this test.
Oh…and by the way, if you don’t go deep in the hole or ATG, don’t sweat it.
Keep working on your flexibility and of course, follow the tips in the video.
Enjoy and train smart!