At the gym today I had one of the staff (mid 50's sprinter who ran in the olympics for Canada and has run on the National team for many years) spot me on my squats. Anyway, he told me I am dropping way too low and though dropping low may take pressure of the knees on the way down, he said on the way up I am putting unecessary pressure on my knees starting the squat from so low. He said I am not really benefiting from dropping so low on my squats unless I was a competitive olympic lifter and I had to catch my cleans so low. He knows I play a lot of sports and really train in the gym to create speed and power to use functionally in my respective sports. He had me squat to parrallel and it truly felt awkard. Not only did it feel awkard, but the total weight I was using felt too heavy for the rep range. He is the first person to tell me to drop less and I am not sure if his old school training methods are dated or not. Is there anything online that anyone has to prove his advice true or false?