[quote]One reason putting on size is a headache for many of us tall lifters is the fact that the blanket cues that permeate the training industry are taken to heart by many inexperienced and intermediate lifters alike, with little regard for anthropometrical differences. Here are a few:
“Don’t Let the knees pass forward over the toes.”
Sure. Maybe if you had the world’s longest torso and were also about 5’6".
Otherwise, you’re gonna have to break this rule. I personally haven’t found anything wrong with letting the knees track forward over the toes and that seems to agree with tons of research out there.
If you’re a long legged lummox who’s still trying to follow this cue, give it a rest. For a visual reference, below is a video of me goblet squatting. Granted, the front load will encourage more forward knee tracking, but rest assured that similar angles would be necessary for me to achieve a good, full depth in my barbell back squat.[/quote]