If i squat bodyweight and look in a mirror from the side im maybe 3-4 inches below parallel… With weight on my back i get pushed down a bit lower in the hole. However, im definitely not ATG. I always used a front view mirror never side… Side was definitely a wake-up call.
I’m well past legal depth but i just dont have the flexibility to get true ATG. Is it worth going for the true ATG or is this good enough for full strength development? Been squatting 3 months now and im tired of fucking with my form. Can I start going heavy as-is or do i have to get more flexible. I’m not even sure I can.
PS I think ATG is not as common as people think. I’m the only one in my gym who even goes to parallel let alone below. I do have a RL friend who is super-flexible who can do ATG he was a martial arts guy who trained for years