How important is squatting depth to parallel, or slightly below (ATG, etc.), for muscle growth? I mean, for someone not intending on competing in powerlifting events, would it be appropriate to squat slightly above the parallel? I feel a bit more comfortable and loads are a bit heavier than in PL squat, but at the cost of lower quadriceps etc. extension. Is it still ok for muscle growth? p.s.: same goes for leg pressing depth.