I see squats as one of the most important exercises to both build muscle and to shred fat. What’s even more important is that you got the right form. Sometimes old injuries and tightness/flexibility hinders you from doing a full squat and that’s acceptable. A lot of people tend to add too much weight though and do so called half squats or not even that. In the end you’re only cheating yourself so make sure you practice good form in front of loading too much weight and not doing the exercise they way you’re supposed to. When pushing to failure or trying out a new one rep max your form might not be 100%, but that’s acceptable as long as you know you won’t injure yourself. Always make sure you got a great spotter when maxing out. I recently came across a great video talking about how to squat and how to improve your form (see below). I’ve had my limitations when it comes to squats due to both old injuries and tightness/lack of flexibility. My motto has always been that you should do ATG (ass to grass) squats, but I believe form is more important so I’ve started my journey to perfect my squat and so should you! This is how deep I can go right now without rounding my back at the bottom.
Check out this video and let me know if you agree with the guy demonstrating how to perform and improve your squat.