Originally Posted by KingJulien
I'm pretty flexible due to yoga. It actually feels really hard at that weight, but if it's using the same muscles that's good. I thought it was using different muscles when you go below parallel.
You can feel that the glutes, hamstrings and hips get more active when yo go below parallel, but I'm not sure whether the quads get more, less or the same stimulus. Either way, if you don't address your squat depth now you'll have to do it later. High squats put more tension on the knee joint than squats to depth too. Better to fix your form as soon as you an, imo.
Originally Posted by MarkI
It stands to reason that if i'm eating below maintenance, i'll still lose weight right? Going away for the weekend, so won't be able to track macros, but I can keep an eye on how much I eat... that's something. Just gonna try to keep protein high, not too much carbs, and fat.
Sounds about right. When I can't cook for myself and have no direct control of the macros, I tend to go for higher protein and watch out on the carbs and fats. That's where most of the hidden calories are. Stuff like sugar, cooking oils, cream (or any diary) and flour are very hard to determine the amounts of imo, especially virtually impossible when used is dishes like soups, casseroles and the like.
One weekend won't matter much but if you want to really be sure of the macros, I'd pick food thats easy to get the macros of by just looking, say like a steak instead of pulled meat and potato wedges instead of mashed potatoes and limit soups and sauces.