*Heads up – Tomorrow is the Yankee Swap!
It’s not just because coach told you to. There’s an actual reason. Actually, there are a few good ones.
It’s in the hips. When you squat below parallel, it’s the hips that absorb the load and redirect the movement back up. That takes the load off of your knees (not the case if you do partial squats). Let the glutes and hamstrings do the work. They can take it.
You can’t lift as much. Wait…what?! If you load up 760 pounds on the bar and partial squat it, that’s putting a lot of stress on your spine that it probably won’t be able to handle. If you can’t squat it below parallel, it shouldn’t be on your back.
By the way, what does ‘below parallel’ mean? It’s when your hip crease goes below the top of your knee. When we ask you to “go lower”, remember, it’s for your own good.
Front Squat – 5×5 @ 75%
20 Push Press (same)
*15 min cap
Compare to Dec.19/13