(This question may be more suited to strength sports, so mods please feel free to move if you wish)
My understanding is that when performing squats, you should keep your feet fairly wide and the lower you go, the better. This approach makes sense to me from a pure bodybuilding point of view, but since I lift for mainly for strength in basketball, I do my squats slightly different.
I tend to keep my feet about shoulder width apart and only go down to the point where my knees are bent about 70-90 degrees. This basically replicates how I would jump in basketball, and the 70-90 degree point is a little below the lowest I would ever bend while gearing up for a jump in game.
The reason I do this is because it allows me to load much more weight, obviously because it’s easier to not go so low on a squat. My theory is that higher weights with this technique will allow me to develop more explosive strength in the relevant ROM. My thoughts were that trying to squat any lower wouldn’t be as effective for my specific goal of jumping ability (and general speed).
Is this reasoning flawed? Would it be better for me to lower the weight and go lower on my squats?