Are Deep or Parallel Squats Needed When Doing a Squat?
By Jack Woodrup
Jack Woodrup has done tremendous work over the years focusing on the subject of jump training or improving your vertical. This post on parallel squats and many other forms of squats will put to rest the many questions related to depth on squatting related to increasing your vertical jump.
At the start, he makes a great case for squats that match the range of motion that would occur during the event. So are parallel squats needed for jump training? Almost every trainer will correct you if you don’t, It this really the truth?
For the most part yes, but build up to mastering the deep or parallel squats as your mobility/flexibility allow.
Check out he complete post at verticaljumping.com.