How Deep Should You Squat?

As deep as needed to get the job done

Squatting is one of the most varied and complex lifts that you can do in the gym. Everything from bar position, grip width, stance width, knee and hip position, tempo, hip external rotation and depth is going to be very individual.

Today we’re focusing on that last one: depth.

Let’s start with some definitions.

A quarter squat is a slight bend in the knees, where the knee joint angle might go down to 30–45 degrees or so.



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