Originally Posted by deadly7
I figure if I can go for a few weeks at heavier weights to parallel, that'll boost my ATG in the long run also. Not permanently giving them up, just trying to progress a bit. Debating either going to parallel with heavier weight or doing paused ATG with lower weight.
In my case, going parallel had little carryover to ATG. I could do 100 kg for 5 with low-bar, breaking parallel style...and could only managed a measly 80kg for 5 with high bar atg.
Conversely,after working on form and whatnot for a while, my ATG is now up to 95kg for 5, and my low bar has shot up to 120-125kg for 5. Doing 2 plates powerlifting style w/o belt feels easy as fuck now.
So I would advise just keep doing normal ATG and work on mobility.