Another great interview from the @themindmuscleproject with Glute expert Bret Contreras this week. So much knowledge shared as always thank you 🙏🏼 #Repost @bretcontreras1 with @get_repost
Please see the accompanying video (I will link this on my story right now) I just uploaded to my YouTube channel; it explains this material thoroughly. You'll even see a special appearance from Skelley! Of utmost importance is for you to understand that the more upright you squat, the deeper you'll descend (given the same hip angle). This is illustrated in the video.
Many lifters are interested in squatting deeper - especially powerlifters. We all have unique skeletons, and the sizes and shapes of our bones highly influence our movement patterns. Often times we can perform mobility drills and exercises to improve upon our mobility, but other times we are limited by our bones and ligaments. Nevertheless, there are several strategies that can help you get deeper in a squat, and these strategies have sound biomechanical rationale supporting them.
If you train for aesthetics/physique purposes, then you should squat to the depth that most appropriately suits your body. For some, this means ass-to-grass, but for others, this means stopping just shy of parallel. If you compete in powerlifting, however, then you must descend at least to parallel (your hip crease must sink deeper than the center of the knee joint). I recommend that you experiment with each of the 8 strategies provided in the infographic in order to figure out the methods that best help you squat deeper. The rationale is continued in the comments section so scroll down). #gluteguy #glutelab #squat #deepsquat #fullsquat #biomechanics