A few studies have shown that the parallel squat is king for maximizing work and overloading on the muscles . High reps with low to moderate weight gives exercisers the least effective way to overload the lower body muscles. The deep squat can contribute to tight knee joints / kneecap pressure . With this in mind , would you put deep squats in your personal leg workout ?
Hi Chloe. “Would I put deep squats in my personal leg work?” No. I do not include deep squats in my own workouts nor in those of my clients for a variety of reasons. In my opinion, in the ‘Risk v. Reward’ equation it’s just not worth it for most people.