It’s been a while since I posted here and asked for advice. I haven’t recorded myself doing squats for quite some time, foolishly assuming that I was achieving depth and doing them properly. Today I took some videos of myself and although I felt like I was going down as far as I could (especially with the second video), upon inspection I don’t even think I’m hitting parallel. I need some advice on how to get a deeper squat.
This is my max effort squat:
At .44 seconds I can tell that my hips are higher than my knee. I’m not too upset with this - it’s max effort, so I’m obviously not ready for this weight.
Here’s a decent weight for me squat:
Not only is my depth questionable, it looks like I might have tight calves or something because it looks like my heals are coming up a little.
Right now I’m thinking that I should lower the weight and just work on stretching and trying to get a deeper depth - maybe pause at the bottom?