I’d like to send this question out to Mr. Staley but any help is greatly appreciated. I was doing squats with my girlfriend. Under the influenece of all her friends and their boyfriends the say squatting below parallel is bad and when you squat on the smith machine you should place your feet far forward. Now unless I’m mistaken, I thought squatting as low as you can go is okay. I thought squatting to parallel and stopping was tough on the knees. The same w/ the smith machine. If I squat off the smith I take a regular squat stance, I thought that putting your feet so far forward put a shearing force on the knees. Is this correct?
Last quick question. My girlfriends friend wants to train for a 5k race in less than a month and wants to do well. Generally I said weight training isn’t going to be her best option. I thought running and sprinting would be her best bet.