SQUATS are bad for you!

CrossFit performance

Ooooo… If you’re squatting you best be careful. Conventional western wisdom says that anything below 90 degrees is bad for you. That’s right, somewhere along the way of lazy living and easy chairs, desks and couches, and working a 9 to 5 we’ve made it unhealthy to assume a natural position. The kid above best stop what he’s doing cause its WRONG! Right? hmmm…. What did the human race do before the age of ROOMS TO GO?

 

We agree that we’ve been conditioned to NOT be able to squat properly just as the majority of us have been conditioned to not run a 5K but does that mean its unhealthy? No it means we get off our tails, train our bodies to have the strength and flexibilty to be able to perform a basic functional movement and get it done! The rest of the world understands and practices the squat!

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  1. Sandi says

    Remember: these deep squatting postures aren’t achievable by most people who have grown up with chairs – they’ve lost the muscle and joint suppleness required. For these people, it could be BAD to try to go deep too soon (some would argue ever – the legs bones actually form different in people from squatting cultures)

    • eric_admin says

      Sandi, I think you just re-iterated the point of the post. “We agree that we’ve been conditioned to NOT be able to squat properly just as the majority of us have been conditioned to not run a 5K but does that mean its unhealthy”. As with everything… lifting weights, swimming, bicycling, even RUNNING it could be BAD to try too much too soon, and as with everything, it could be WORSE to accept that you don’t even try to train those muscles and that joint suppleness that’s required for the squatting postures.

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