Does Crossing Parallel Prevent Knee Injury?


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Ever since I started lifting weights I always thought traditional squats, when your thighs go down to the same level as your knees and create a line parallel to the floor, were the preferred method of squatting.  I assumed crossing parallel, when your thighs go below the level of your knees, were better left for the professionals and could potentially cause more risk for a knee injury.

That’s what I thought until a couple of weeks ago at least, when someone at the gym told me I was actually going to hurt my knees if I continued doing traditional-style squats.  I was fairly surprised to hear this, and decided the subject was worth formally looking into… does crossing parallel prevent knee injury?

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