The way I do these is to squat to parallel or below, then rise. I have read cautions not to do this, that one should take a stance which looks basically to me like a deadlift position, with the hips higher than what I am doing.
Squat depth is one of those often repeated but untrue myth that is deeply ingrained in conventional wisdom. There is nothing wrong with squatting low is you're able to do it with good form. As Stephen said, you can use a platform to gt more range of motion. Some bars have raised handles. Turning the bar upside down will also increase the squat depth and the ROM.
You can change the characteristics of the movemnet by either keeping the kips low and using your quads to squat the bar or keep the hips higher, legs relatively stiff and deadlifting the bar.
Yes, you understand what I am saying. I do use my quadriceps the more, it is more of a squat position, or that is what I call it. But with the length of my arms(which are not long, I am more long torsoed and shorter legged), I probably wind up rising to kind of a low deadlift position before I am moving the bar. My hips are low, I am seeking to squat.
Well, all I was asking was do folk who know these things, think that it were best to deadlift(start the lift with your hips higher than parallel). Some writers who deadlift say not to make your legs do so much of the work, or the quads, but to get the whole posterior chain, as they call it, into the work. I think it would be good for me to try this exercise different ways.
Thanks for the answers, it seems to be that people answering here say that it may be done either way.