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Old 08-27-2019, 01:47 PM
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Nothing wrong in doing half squats, though. Not optimal. But nothing inherently wrong with them.
Why train in a manner that accelerates your loss of range of motion? What happens if you accidentally go a tiny bit lower next time and have nowhere near the strength to get back? It makes you literally musclebound.
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Why train in a manner that accelerates your loss of range of motion? What happens if you accidentally go a tiny bit lower next time and have nowhere near the strength to get back? It makes you literally musclebound.
No laws against non-optimal training. Happens all the time.

In fact, bodybuilders incorporate partial reps in their routines all the time.
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How so?
I've read that it puts more stress on the knees if you do partials, but it's probable that is just bias towards whatever method is used in the training program(s) I was reading about.
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https://barbend.com/benefits-half-squat/

https://www.t-nation.com/training/he...e-and-strength

https://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/F...uats_in.2.aspx

https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/s...might-be-wrong
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Old 08-27-2019, 03:21 PM
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it all goes back to your goals and objectives. do partial squats move you toward that end? okay, great, go for it

i just want my body to work well for as long as i'm alive, so my work will look very different from that of a bodybuilder or a power lifter

training for specialized goals or competitions is often inconsistent with training for long term general health and pain free full range of motion
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I was just reacting to the OP which simply said "Don't do them."

I'm not advocating for or agin' them.

However, people seem to get their panties in a bunch whenever they see bros quarter squatting.
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I was just reacting to the OP which simply said "Don't do them."

I'm not advocating for or agin' them.

However, people seem to get their panties in a bunch whenever they see bros quarter squatting.
yeah, i knew that. i'm just a geezer throwing in his $0.02
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There's nothing wrong with half or three quarter squats. However, the guys who squat ATG during warmups and end up 5 inches above parallel during the "heavy" sets look dumb.
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I may load up 400+ on the bar if I squat today and set the safety bar at half squat depth, just to see how it feels. I'll get back to you.

For me, squats and lifting in general is to make me stronger for everyday movements. I am not playing sports regularly anymore. But I am standing from a seated position (sometimes while holding something heavy), carrying heavy things places, doing lots of yard work, etc. We move ourselves and I help others move, carry a lot of soil and mulch, mow my own lawn and our neighbor's lawn (each with some slopes), shovel snow, move furniture within our house, etc. So, that is what I want the strength to be able to do.

Full squats help with that for sure, but partial squats would hit many of those movements, as well.
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Donít do them.
Do you have the same opinion on heavy rack pulls?

I can do a lot more weight on a rack pull than I can yank off the floor. Aren't rack pulls just partial deadlifts?
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