So, I sorta know this is a highly debated topic. I was teaching a couple friends of mine how to squat in the gym. They are tall (6’3ish). I was telling them to go past parallel, and after a minute of trying to get their form right, some trainer comes over (that actually works at another gym) and was saying how that’s dangerous for tall people to go past parallel. He said that because of their proportions, their longer femur bone prevents them from safely going past parallel and will always cause their knees to be in front of their toes which will give you knee problems.
He was also throwing out something about how squatting that deep stretches your lower back muscle to eventually cause degeneration in one of your disks. At the time I didn’t want to argue or debate any of it, because I simply don’t have the knowledge. That doesn’t mean he’s right and I"m wrong, because I think this is a highly debated topic.
I was taking the power lifters approach to squat, even though I’m more about bodybuilding then powerlifting. So he got my friend to do squats stopping way above parallel. What have you guys heard about tall people squatting, and what do you guys think of going a2g?