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.

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 getting stronger, beating diabetes, or just picking up a grocery bag. It can fix your back, your butt and your attitude. In developing countries without couches, people squat for hours every day. They don’t have back problems or obesity, and their knees don’t hurt, either:

The squat is the first exercise we teach at CrossFit Port Orange. Here’s how to do it:

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