If you’re an athlete, a lifter, or just someone that enjoys being active, you’ve probably done a squat. Likely, you’ve done plenty of squats. But if you’re not squatting below parallel you’re missing out on big gains.

Build bigger, stronger legs.

Squatting below parallel is the best way to build bigger, stronger legs. The squat is the king of all exercises and it’s the best for developing a more athletic body.

If you want to increase your leg strength and size, then squatting below parallel will help you do so much faster than other exercises like leg presses or hack squats.

More muscle equals less fat.

Squatting below parallel is a great way to build muscle, which is more metabolically active than fat. As a result, it burns more calories and increases the rate at which your body uses energy.

Muscle is also more dense than fat so building a stronger base will help keep you from unwanted pain down the road.

Improved Flexibility.

One of the most important reasons to squat below parallel is that it helps improve flexibility. Flexibility is key for injury prevention and overall athleticism. With improved mobility, means stronger tendons and ligaments which also means you are able to be stronger for longer. Do more with your body and keep seeing great results.

Decrease risk of injury.

Squatting below parallel is an important part of the squatting process. Not only does it allow you to build a full range of motion, but it also decreases your risk of injury when compared to other types of squats. When done correctly, Olympic style squats yield the greatest return.

Improve overall athleticism.

Squatting below parallel is a great way to improve overall athleticism. When you do this, it helps you develop strength and power in your hips, hamstrings and glutes–all of which are muscles that are critical for running fast, jumping higher, doing more outdoor activities. If you want to improve at running, squatting below parallel can help.

Improving your athleticism will improve your performance and build the proper foundation needed for other sports –like basketball, football, baseball or soccer.

Squatting below parallel to build stronger stronger more athletic legs

Squatting below parallel is the best way to build stronger, more athletic legs.

Squatting below parallel is more effective than squatting above parallel because it allows you to move through a full range of motion and increase flexibility/mobility. It’s also important to start with a Coach if you want to learn how to safely perform any loaded barbell exercises.

Getting reps in and practicing form early on in development is key to success in the long term. Don’t rush the process. Take your time building a solid base. Take your time developing the skill. Take your time so you can’t get it wrong!

Squats are the King of Exercises. It works the full body which helps building stronger muscles and longevity. If you haven’t squatted with a loaded barbell or weights before, be sure to start with a Coach to help you develop the skill safely and effectively. If you need help or have questions feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]


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