A study shows that sitting for 2 straight hours following a meal increased glycemic response by greater than 45%, in comparison to a combination of 40 minutes of very light intensity walking and 80 minutes of sitting. This means that a person who sits for a long period after eating is under a greater acute metabolic risk than one who gets up and moves after a meal.
I just don’t understand why people think it’s okay to do partial reps of anything, much less in squatting. Muscular development or strength is achieved by working muscles through a full range of motion. Squatting, benching, or curling through half of the ROM only trains the musculature through that given ROM and typically subjects it to injurious forces. For example, a half squat will not utilize the adductors, hamstrings, gluteals, or external rotators and as a result place excessive stress on the anterior aspect of the knee. This is why ignorant people claim that squats are bad for the knees. And why would someone want half a muscle?
Ego lifting is such a joke. Aside from the “let’s see how many plates I can put on the bar”, it isn’t quantifiable whatsoever. There’s no way to determine if one rep is comparable to another.