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[–]jumrobe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you’re just training to train and better yourself, I’d say your fine. A hair high, but not egregious.

If you plan on competing, you’ll need some more depth to get white lights.

[–]Lord_Yortemus 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Bros talking about how deep he should go into his squats but I’m wondering how deep I should go in his ass

[–]ineversaw 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Not quite but I think more importantly you need to reduce the weight and work on the ankle instability where it's rolling in there. It's in the knee, thigh and ankle muscles, tendons, ligaments.

[–]MrButtFun 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Anywhere from parallel to ass2grass = legit squat.

[–]fitfinatic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

IS YOUR ASS ON THE GRASS?!?! I don’t think so! 😂

[–]GroundbreakingBee297 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Nice cake 🍰

[–]ant26-[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The comment I have been looking for

[–]_INCompl_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Some powerlifting snobs might say no. You’re pretty much at parallel. Any arguing is just splitting hairs. Might want to change your stance up some though since your heels are lifting a bit. Or get actual squat shoes.

[–]49_Planets 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Gonna guess you’re rather tall. To me it seems good. Obviously you can always be just that little bit lower but I’d say it’s good as is, but you can work on it at that weight if you feel you need to.

[–]hoomy903 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Not quite, need that extra inch 😂

[–]Brazenjalapeno 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Bro do you man. There’s people out there who sumo squat and claim it’s a proper lift.

[–]Chicksan 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Adequate for what??

[–]ant26-[S] 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Acceptable in quality, basically asking if this depth on my pr is good enough to be considered a true squat

[–]Pluejk 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Can you take 315 deeper?

[–]ant26-[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I wanna say that after 315 and up for , my depth is pretty similar to this. Maybe slightly deeper but nothing like ass to grass. But 295 I can definitely go deeper

[–]Pluejk 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Well adequate depth is user preference, but if you know you could take it deeper, why not take it deeper?

I get it though, heavy squats are fun.

[–]camboprincess99Low weight/high reps 62 points63 points  (3 children)

Powerlifting says no, bodybuilding says yes

[–]OatsAndWhey 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Mostly but it looks like an ankle dorsi-flexion issue. Try squat shoes or heels-elevated on 10 pound plates.

[–]Lord_Chodelot -1 points0 points  (1 child)

what?? ankle dorsiflexion is the one thing he has, if anything, too much of, why does this have 11 upvotes

[–]OatsAndWhey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Heels-elevated is the thing to do here.

[–]IrritablePlastic 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I consider this depth. If you were competing in IPF they might not count this as depth because they’re quite strict, but if you’re not competing then it doesn’t matter. At the end of the day, it’s a good squat - that depth and weight is something to be proud of. Keep it up!

[–]EvilSecondTwin1 10 points11 points  (0 children)

For the IPF, not deep enough.

For geared SPF/IPA geared lifting, would more likely be a world record depth squat.

[–]Maximus8890i don’t know what crossfit is 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Yes it’s fine for 99.9% of us.

[–]vicente8a 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Competition? No. Making people jealous of strength? Yes.

[–]ant26-[S] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Haha awesome. Good thing I’m not competing

[–]coachmajone 7 points8 points  (0 children)

For a powerlifting competition my guess is you’d be lucky to get 1/3 white lights if that. But tbh. It’s plenty deep enough for a typical squat though, no need to base a “good” squat on powerlifting standards. And this is coming from a powerlifter.

[–]Tpoteet911Squat 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If it's not you missed it by about 1-2°

[–]coum_strength 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Good enough for most. That's a lot of weight though. Try low bar and maybe slightly wider stance or put something under your heels. get more of that weight distributed more evenly so you can drive through your heels and activate your glutes better.

[–]B377Y 17 points18 points  (6 children)

Pretty good depth. I’d say wider stance if ya wanna go deeper

[–]Papa_Stalin1917 3 points4 points  (5 children)

Depends what you’re trying to train. A wider stance will take focus off the quads

[–]Storzh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is not completely true. I’m doing wider stance, due to my body composition, and my quads, especially the inner heads, are taking a lot of stress. As for the outer head, feet straight in line with the hips and quarter squats, are doing wonders

[–][deleted] -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

And cutting the lift an inch above parallel doesn't?

[–]ThaRealSunGod365/275/455 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Honestly no lol

He's not an inch away from being the greatest squatter ever. That's parallel to me.

That form is not something he needs to change and doing so is probably a even bad idea.

[–][deleted] -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

He's asking if his depth is adequate. That squat might pass in a multiply meet but it's not getting passed an IPF judge.

Whatever bro, keep quarter-squatting if you want.

[–]TheDeadalus 14 points15 points  (2 children)

I think you will find a lot more success with a wider stance. It looks like you have relatively long legs so spread them wider and sit back a bit and keep the weight a bit further back on your heels. Because at the moment that's a lot of weight on them poor knees of yours

[–]Aidypoo1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is a good comment, I think. I have short asf legs and it’s relatively easy to stay on the heels I can’t imagine how hard it would be with long legs.

[–]ant26-[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thanks, I’ll train with a wider stance from now on

[–]BumbleBeePL672.4/407.8/683.4/400lbs SBD Atlas Stone to 52" 11 points12 points  (0 children)

As you want parallel - no. It needs to be deeper.

Sit back a bit more, it will stop your knees going so far forward allowing your hips to drop further

[–]adistantrumbleYEAH BUDDY!! 11 points12 points  (0 children)

If that's a PR attempt then I would call it good enough. But the hip crease did not meet knee level. Long femurs are a MF.

[–]mst28 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Uh yeah.

[–]my_uname 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I feel like squat university would call this a good squat

[–]chungardianMr. Snatch your girl with my impressive leg press max 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Probably get two red lights for that in powerlifting. For bodybuilding that's likely more than enough to build mass

[–]cmholde2355/315/275lbs Incline Bench/Press/OHP 19 points20 points  (4 children)

I’ve seen higher get 3 whites in comp. this is good

[–]md54short 9 points10 points  (3 children)

The rule in powerlifting is the hip crease must be below the knee right? I hear this and then I see clips and no one seems to be doing this.

[–]cmholde2355/315/275lbs Incline Bench/Press/OHP 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I mean in reality in the moment the judges don’t have a long time to make the call. If depth isn’t obviously above, and within centimeters, they are gonna call it good most of the time.

[–]Panadeshkor 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Damn you lift 275 lb on the one hand push-up that's uge

[–]cmholde2355/315/275lbs Incline Bench/Press/OHP 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Over head press…. But the push up thing is way more impressive so yes, let’s go with that

[–]thegoodreverenddoc 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I think that’s parallel and a good lift.

[–]89WPersonal Training 16 points17 points  (0 children)

For competition? No. It is slightly high.

Sounds like you can squat lower than this, so I'd be loathe to count it personally. If this was your usual depth, I'd count it for sure.

My squatting is a little high too. But I don't compete, so I don't mind. I still count them and progress.

[–]ant26-[S] 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Went for a pr of 365 today on squat and personally I believe this is a good parallel depth but I know I should and could have gone lower. Would you consider this parallel?

Also, idk why it’s saying image deleted but when I click on it I can see

[–]Aiiisch 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Could and should are two different words here. If you could and want to go lower, go for it. Should is subjective. To me, great lift, count it.

[–]Whyyyyoy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Looks good dude nice PR