I made a goal for myself on the 1st of the year. It was to follow at least one CAT Technician from every dealership in the world 🌎 . If you have already told me before please still drop a comment again I would greatly appreciate it!
I’ll start it off my name is Quinton @caterpillar_q I work for @peterson.cat at their Main Shop as a shop tech on the heavy side in San Leandro CA🇺🇸 and I created #caterpillarwrenching🔧
Is your squat for quads ?
Remember the key consideration or at least a key considerstion for quad recruitment when squatting is that we get a certain degree of knee flexion
From the graphic we can see that the squat occurs at two joints, the knee and the hip. When we look at the knee as we go through the concentric portion of the lift the axis of rotation (the red dot) gets progressively further away from the line of force (green line) as we enter greater degrees of knee flexion which consequently means more torque (distance of axis from moment arm x by load) and quad recrutiment. If your ability to dorsiflex the ankle is weak, a prerequisite for knee flexion, then you arent challenging your quads to much degree and potentially a squat is a bad choice of exercise for you particularly
Another consdierstion is to how torque is generated at the hips compared to the knee. In the photo above there is much more hip dominance as you can see from the larger moment arm, so potentially squats for quads may not be the best in terms of maxmimal recruitment and challenge
Squat for a reason not because you believe it is appropriate