This is a repost but I figured more people might see this on this sub-forum.
Sorry if this is a dumb question but I guess it’s better to ask now than a week before the meet lol. I always try to squat as low as possible when training but was noticing yesterday I have alot of trouble keeping my arch when I hit the “rock bottom” position.
Not sure if this is a flexibility issue, due to build (I’m not that tall but have long legs and a short torso relative to my height)or stance since I use a relatively close stance.
On my last set though I stopped at parallel and kept my arch without any problem.
Should I keep trying to squat super low or just as far as my arch allows and keep working on flexibility? I think squatting deeper will give you more benefits in squatting strength but am concerned this might reinforce bad habits- i.e. losing the arch and tightness and trying to good morning the weight up.
Thanks in advance.