So myself and a buddy of mine that's going to be my workout partner just started lifting again about two weeks ago, been about 2 years since I last lifted, 1 year since he's last lifted, and neither of us have done any lifts for our legs in the past.
So squat question first, how can you tell while lifting if you're going down enough? I know people say go to parallel but I'm not exactly sure what that means. Being that we've never done squats we did light sets of 10 reps at 185 lbs. The entire time it felt like I wasn't going down far enough, didn't feel anything in my glutes at all, only the the quads. So after we're done I did another set really light, 95 lbs, to see if I could get to parallel. Only time I could was when my knees drifted past my toes, and far as I know that's a bad thing.
Second question, my buddy has never lifted legs, shoulders, or back before, was one of those chest and arms guys. Give me some good reasons to work the entire body including legs so I can get him to stop complaining when I say we're going to lift legs today.
Thanks for any help you guys feel like giving out.