- Jul 5, 2013
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
I do agree with you, but ankle mobility is the least concern for most that squat.They can also be a useful accessory for your squat as they can help with ankle mobility in the bottom portion of the movement.
Stretching your calves the way people normally do targets the gastroc more, but if your ankle mobility is an issue in the squat it's going to be in the bottom portion when your knees are in flexion so the soleus is more likely to be the limiting factor of dorsiflexion.
I see very few people ever breaking parallel for their squats, though the reason I feel is more related so they can lift more on the bar to impress imaginary fans, which is their main goal rather than develop their quads, which ironically is probably their real goal.
Those that break parallel properly have decent legs from what I have seen.