Are ATF squats that much more difficult that true parallel squats?
I ask because I started out doing parallel squats, and decided to try ATF squats today. Boy, was that a huge freakin' peice of humble pie. I was barely able to do 1x5 of 50 lbs less than I had been doing on parallel. It felt like it was impossible to get out of the 'hole' at the bottom of the squat.
Is this difference due to the fact that ATF is that much harder, or just because I need to get used to the motion and balance associated with the bottom half of the squat?