The #1 reason why people find deep squatting difficult

Awesome piece on ankles and the role they play in squats!

Posture Movement Pain

What is the Deep Squat?

The deep squat describes a position in which one is resting in full flexion of the hips, knees and ankles with the feet on the ground. The deep squat is a comfortable resting position which is more stable than standing because of the low center of gravity. The deep squat serves as an alternative to sitting and is especially handy to avoid sitting on a sharp or dirty surface. Go ahead and give it a try.

Comfortable right?

Or not? For some people the deep squat is very difficult and can only be accomplished with one or several compensations. Your squatting ability can be placed in one of three categories based on the following test.

Stand with your feet together.  Squat down as low as you can without letting your heels come off the ground and keep your arms and trunk as upright as possible.

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