Are full squats bad for the knees?
August 2, 2009 7:48 PM Subscribe
Are full squats (below parallel) bad for the knees?
posted by pyrom to Health & Fitness (31 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I started a workout routine several months ago, and recently changed my squat form so that my thighs would go past parallel when bending down.
A friend of mine told me off, saying that "anyone who knows anything" about lifting knows that such form is "very bad" for the knees. I tried to explain my point to two other (male) friends, who then both affirmed my first friend's sentiments by telling me I was very inexperienced.
MeFites, help me determine whether my research so far is correct! Links to credible sources are much appreciated (for possible gloating to said friends).