Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Why the squat, isn't it bad for your knees???

Compliments of Crossfit, at and Coach Glassman.

Squat Clinic
By Greg Glassman
In Basics, Classic, Coaching, CrossFit, Exercises
December 01, 2002

Why Squat?
The squat is essential to your well-being. The squat can both greatly improve your athleticism and keep your hips, back, and knees sound and functioning in your senior years.
Not only is the squat not detrimental to the knees it is remarkably rehabilitative of cranky, damaged, or delicate knees. In fact, if you do not squat, your knees are not healthy regardless of how free of pain or discomfort you are. This is equally true of the hips and back.
The squat is no more an invention of a coach or trainer than is the hiccup or sneeze. It is a vital, natural, functional, component of your being. The squat, in the bottom position, is nature's intended sitting posture (chairs are not part of your biological make-up), and the rise from the bottom to the stand is the biomechanically sound method by which we stand-up. There is nothing contrived or artificial about this movement. (

Wednesday 081112
Rest Day

3-2-1 Go!!! snooze...............

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