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How’s Your Squat? 

Posted by Beni Cook

If you look at a baby or a child, their squatting is great! They can sit in that position  comfortably for as long as they want to with perfect technique. 

Are you able to squat all the way down to the ground with flat feet? And just rest there? Let’s Test It! 

Wear comfortable clothing and it’s better to do this barefoot. Slowly lower yourself down from a  standing position till you can rest  comfortably in a squat, feet flat on the  ground.

Notice the way you move! 

Be aware of any restrictions, tightness,  even pain that you feel in your body! How far down could you squat? Are you sitting in a comfortable  resting position, or are you experiencing discomfort and pain? 

If you cannot squat all the way down to the ground and stay there in peace for minutes, feel relaxed, and pain  free – there is an indication that something is restricted in your body,  in your movements in a daily basis. We are human beings. We are not meant to sit in a chair for 8+ hours every single day!  

It’s so unnatural for our physique! This causes us to become rigid and  restricted in our movements; completely disconnected to our own  bodies to the point where we cannot perform any foundation movements, like squatting, running, standing correctly. 

We have been created to move gracefully, silently; faster or simply be still. 

If you noticed you have difficulties just doing this simple move, you might need to work on some mobility drills, re-alignment training and lots of practice to help your body ease up and do what it suppose to do which is to move freely and rest without pain! 

At Beyond Best we are all about  helping you to create healthier movement & lifestyle habits, to  assist you in being able to move with ease, strength, increased mobility and be free of pain. 

If you would like to improve your  squats, better your mobility and  become stronger, get in contact with one of our excellent trainers to guide you on this journey to your greater self. 

Also watch this space. The new year will bring Mobility & Stretch Therapy group training sessions that will absolutely change the way you move in the most amazing way. 

Article written by Tia Vasiljevic

Beni Cook
Beni Cook is the Head Personal Trainer and Founder of Beyond Best. Beni is a health and fitness expert who develops individualised exercise programs that will meet your own short and long-term objectives, while providing information, advice and encouragement that will enable you to lead your healthiest life, every day.

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