Have you ever watched a little kid squat down just so they can check out a bug, play with a matchbox car, or hang out with another kiddo?
And then, when it’s time to get up, they pop right up with no effort at all.
Do your knees hurt just thinking about squatting like that?
Squatting is one of those abilities we’re born with and lose as we get older because we squat less and sit in chairs more.
There’s a good chance you’ve even heard that squatting is terrible for the knees.
And if your body has adapted to chair sitting, the last thing you want to do is drop down into a squat your joints aren’t ready for—that would be a terrible idea.
But, when you accommodate the current state of your muscles and joints, squatting is super beneficial for things like preventing arthritis and keeping your hips, knees, and ankles moving with ease.
I know you might be thinking, “That’s all well and good, Sydney, but I haven’t squatted since I was three years old, and there’s no way I’m about to try it now.”
If this is you, I hear you and have great news.
You don't have to be able to do a full squat to enjoy all the benefits of one.
In today’s video, I’ll show you how to take a piece of a squat and flip it to take pressure off the knees and give you more control in the position.
I’d love to know how this one feels in your body. Tell me in the comments below the video.
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