i lift. i squat. most people do… but, im in a little precidiment. when i do squat, i can only go to, or maybe 1-2.5 inches below parallel, and heres why.
i have plenty of flexibility, i can do it no problem, and my knees are fine at the time. but if i do go the full ROM, the next day i can barely walk. its most noticable when im walking up stairs, i can feel it in the top of my knee.
tight quads maybe? or maybe im just not cut out to do full ROM squats. i prefer a somewhat wider stance, because i find my torso brings up in my femers if my legs are in too close, and my back bends at a bad angle, and no im not leaning forward too much, im just uncomfortable doing them that way… irrevelant anyway.
i point my toes out at a helathy, walking stance, perhaps a bit more, and with no weight, everything runs smooth. im not so sore the next day when i dont do the full ROM, and im limited to the leg workouts i do. so, do you think i maybe just have weak knees? or maybe they arent adjusted to squatting? who knows… thats why im here.