Why Deep Squats Are Good for You

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“Squat Like You Mean It”

The ability to successfully perform a deep squat is a fairly good indicator of one’s overall fitness level and movement quality. Is it the end all, be all? Absolutely not, but it ranks right up there.

Squatting, for all practical purposes, is a complex movement that requires stability of the trunk and mobility of the extremities through constantly changing tension and position.

English: Strongman exercise: Front Squat Lift....

English: Strongman exercise: Front Squat Lift. Polski: Konkurencja zawodów siłaczy: Przysiad ze sztangą z przodu. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I always said that if you have a problem squatting then you have a health problem that is bigger. Being inflexible and too weak to control this movement with some kind of weight means that a major physical movement that your body needs is totally out of service. 

Train your legs regularly. If you do squats already then keep going. If not, then I think you should give em a try. Start with body weight squats and then progress slowly and consistently. Soon you will be squatting weight and feeling awesome!

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