Originally Posted by bodyshop20
Full squatting is great but put a lot of stress on the knee
I don't think there is anything inherently dangerous about a correctly performed parallel squat
but if anything a below parallel squat will cause less strain on the knee than a parallel squat.
When the knee is at 90 degrees this is when it is under the most strain. Stopping at this angle fully loaded with weight will create more knee strain than when your below parallel and a large percentage of the weight has been transfered into the hips and hamstrings.
As far as I know the below parallel knee killing theory is outdated and a bit of an old wives tale.
I'd appreciate any other information people have on this as the main reason I started full squats over parallel was to keep my knees healthy. Time for Google!