Originally Posted by Mblova
This is correct. Unless your hammies start touching your calves and there is no tension. Then you are just straining your tendons.
Also, since when did squats become the holygrail of lifting? I'm trying to get better at them but people need to stop acting as if squats are God's gift.
Sorry man, but squats ARE the holy grail of lifting. For that matter LEGS is the holy grail of body parts. Both legs and squats are the most neglected because they are the most grueling, but they are the MOST effective. Besides legs, they work core, improve balance, incorporate total body to some extent, and they cause the most massive natural testosterone release of any excercise.
Basically if you took two identical twins, had them do the exact same upper body workout plan but one guy did a squat workout once a week and one guy didnt, the squatter would have MUCH better upper bpdy progress. Leg day is a massive testosterone booster.