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jed
04-23-2006, 08:36 PM
Before we get started, i used search so please dont tell me to search. I also looked at the PL terminology and didnt find it.

My whole football team squats using the form that isnt the Sumo form, their legs are about shoulder width apart maybe a little more out. We go exact paralell, no more no less. What is the form called? Thanks.

HeavyBomber
04-23-2006, 08:40 PM
umm, slightly wider than shoulder width 1/2 squats?

Seriously... 1/2 squats.

deeder
04-23-2006, 08:41 PM
Uhhh... I would call that style of squatting... uhhh.... squatting.

jed
04-23-2006, 08:41 PM
Theres no specific name for it?

drew
04-23-2006, 08:46 PM
I would call it squatting with a moderate stance.

BG5150
04-23-2006, 10:25 PM
The crap squat (no pun intended). Shoulder width or a little wider and try to touch your ass to the floor and explode up...now that's a squat!

Sensei
04-24-2006, 06:26 AM
A plain old squat w. a shoulder-width stance.

Canadian Crippler
04-24-2006, 06:28 AM
Make sure you're actually doing parallel too. 90% of high school kids think they are when they really are not.

deeder
04-24-2006, 07:52 AM
Make sure you're actually doing parallel too. 90% of high school kids think they are when they really are not.

:withstupi

Remember parallel means that the top part of your hip is in line with your knee... So where your quad connects with your hip...

Xyber04
04-24-2006, 11:11 AM
if your talkking about what they make most highschoolers do (most people call it a parallel squat around here)
its just like a regular squat but not as low as professionals do.

jed
04-24-2006, 05:49 PM
yes, we call it paralell squat. i was j/w if the form we use had a name, because i thought with the sumo stances it is still a paralell squat with a different stance. yeah alot of our kids dont go paralell and we tell them so their just hurting theirselves if they dont fix it. and i admit sometimes i dont but i try and get a spotter on my side to tell me when to get up and etc. thanks for all the replies.

Gutz981
04-24-2006, 05:51 PM
Its called a 'full squat'.

jed
04-24-2006, 05:52 PM
i thought a full squat was ass to the grass?

Gutz981
04-24-2006, 05:53 PM
No. Thats just something that seems to be all the rage on wbb.

Sensei
04-24-2006, 06:19 PM
You've got that wrong Gutz. A "full squat" is a full range of motion - generally a ATF (ass to the floor) squat. A "parallel squat" is a squat to parallel - it is also called a "half squat" by some OLers.

johnnytang24
04-24-2006, 09:36 PM
http://drsquat.com/index.cfm?action=viewarticle&articleID=23

Xyber04
04-25-2006, 12:20 PM
yes, we call it paralell squat. i was j/w if the form we use had a name, because i thought with the sumo stances it is still a paralell squat with a different stance. yeah alot of our kids dont go paralell and we tell them so their just hurting theirselves if they dont fix it. and i admit sometimes i dont but i try and get a spotter on my side to tell me when to get up and etc. thanks for all the replies.

ya i hear you about having a good spotter tell u when you hit the spot.

KevinStarke
04-25-2006, 02:32 PM
http://drsquat.com/index.cfm?action=...e&articleID=23

Only thing I didnt agree with was his view on box squats and not sitting down.