How To Squat


How To Squat
The squat is the most important exercise
you’ll ever do.
You squatted before you could walk. And the
squats you did before your first birthday
were probably better than the ones you do
now. The squat is a natural exercise that we
UNLEARN over time, thanks to our cultural
tendency to sit on chairs all day.
It’s also the exercise that will keep you out of
the home. The ability to sit and stand under
your own power will allow independence
when you’re old. It’s the best thing you can
do for total-body bone density. It’s the most
effective exercise for beating diabetes, or just
picking up a grocery bag. It can fix your back,
your butt and your attitude. Squatting might
not cure world hunger, but in developing
countries without couches, people squat for
hours every day.
Here’s how to do it the RIGHT way:
1. Start with your feet shoulder-width
2. Unlock your knees.
3. Push your butt back until your weight
is on your heels.
4. Sink down as if you’re trying to find a
chair behind you.
5. When your hips are below your knees,
stand back up. Keep the pressure on
your heels, not your toes.
6. Keep your chest up! Your hips should
do most of the work.
7. Push your knees out on the way up.
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