It’s time to SQUAT.
When was the last time you organized your body into a full squat, bending your knees deeply and dropping your butt low to the ground?
In some cultures this position is as natural as sitting in a chair. In our culture, not so much. Yet the squat is an innately human position. You have only to look at how a toddler gets low to the ground to verify.
The squat is one of the rare positions that allows us to practice several normal ranges of motion all at once: hip flexion and external rotation, knee flexion, and ankle dorsiflexion. Having access to these ranges not only allows us to perform daily actions and movement transitions more effectively, it also helps to prevent lower back pain and creates robust ankles that are less prone to injury.
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