All of my squats are partials. The only time I perform a squat “to depth” is in competitions. This approach has been pretty crucial to my success. I was stuck in a squat plateau for years while squatting full ROM, and once I stopped things finally took off.[/quote]
Said nobody with an impressive squat EVER. A quick look at your toob channel confirms that.
OP: Don’t bother with it. Nobody does it. Think about it. Why would you want to specifically train the most advantageous bio-mechanical position of a lift? Reducing the moment arm of the quads (the primary/limiting muscle group of a proper squat) on purpose is stupid. Doing the opposite would make more sense (paused squats etc.), but then again full squats don’t leave anything out really.[/quote]
I feel it would take more than a quick look, as my last recorded max squat happened in 2012, haha. Sadly, only got the second attempt on film, never got the third that day, which was when I finally broke that plateau and hit 500 at 181. Thanks for viewing my channel!
So why is there no video of your current squats, if your approach works so damn well and you are in the habit to post videos of your training anyway? Only recent “squat” video I saw was some abortion of a fugly wrapped safety bar quarter “squat”.
I mean if someone says that fullrom squats are “not working” well, they better have something impressive to show for it…tis all I’m saying.[/quote]
Great question! After transitioning from powerlifting to strongman, I havr primarily been recording events training as a means to assess progress and find weaknesses. Since the 1rm squat is rarely ever featured in a comp, I don’t train it, so I have nothing to video. The SSB video in fact was shot for this site to explain my approach to training.
I did hit a tire squat for reps in my last comp. That was a blast. First time on a mastodon bar too, it was intense, haha.
Thanks for asking!