Mark M., a long-time customer from the Northeast wrote me yesterday to say he used to bang out 1,000 Hindu squats a day. That was back in 2002.
He wrote: “Those days are long gone my man.”
They needn’t be.
He could build back up to 500 or 1,000 per day, if he wanted, or he could do far fewer reps and get similar but different results.
By going super slow.
Or by adding more jumping.
Or by holding various squat positions for time.
There are many ways that el Furecat skinneth the cat.
Yes, I am fanatical about details when it comes to movement. Years ago, when I was observing my son at a baseball practice, I silently watched the coach teaching the boys how to do Hindu squats. To say his technique was unimpressive would put it mildly.
To the coach’s credit, even though I said nothing, he asked if I would demonstrate. I acquiesced. Within two minutes the athletes technique improved dramatically, but not without me pointing out the details they were missing.
There are correct and incorrect ways to perform an exercise. There are also variations of an exercise that may not be the “standard,” but are nonetheless also correct.
Certain principles remain consistent.
Deep breathing is an example of a consistent principle. You will find many variations of deep breathing, but the one constant is that it has depth. If I cannot hear you exhale from across the room while you’re doing your squats, you are missing the essence of the exercise. It’s not “just bending your knees.”
Deep breathing, along with how you can focus your mind to gain strength, power and vitality, is covered in the first lesson of Gama Fitness.
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Absorb the instructions contained within Gama Fitness into your mind and body, and I’m telling you, you will realize why I insist on saying…
Kick ass – Take names.