Currently, I do full squats with 225 pounds reps of 10, hamstrings touching the calves, but I read a lot of magazines claiming it is better to squat just parallel because your knees cannot take the stress of the weights when you go all the way down, and than others say to get big legs you must squat all the way down. "Half squats equals half legs" - Tom Platz. Pesonally, I believe you should do ALL exercises full range of motion and in Physics: Work = Force * Distance.... therefore, if you squat all the way down you do more work than squatting half way. I noticed when I do half squats, I can go a lot heavier and it is hella easier, but I do not feel the lactic acid buildup in my quads and glutes afterwards like I do when I squat A$$ to the ground. Please give your comments on one of the most contradicting topics of training! Do I squat all the way down, or do I squat parallel?