A hearty thank you to all the readers who sent me a message about their experiences with Hindu squats, as well as their “research” on squatting with your knees over your toes.
Today you get to view three of the emails I received. And damnit, all of them are positive. el Furecat’s comments will follow each:
I’m 86 years old. I have a copy of Combat Conditioning and do 100 Hindu squats every morning. I feel great. I tried to reach 500, but at 270 my knees started to bother me. So, I backed off.
el Furecat: Excelente, Albert O. I’m impressed and want you to know you’re an inspiration to others who can barely get out of a chair. Or who could, but are too lazy to do so. No need for you to do 500 consecutive reps. You probably pushed yourself too hard when you felt pain. This is why I implore people to make haste slowly. Even when you do an exercise properly, even when it’s your friend, if you over-do it, the friend can become a frenemy. 100 a day is fantastic. Keep it flowing.
I’ve been doing Hindu squats for decades, as well as other exercises…….45 minute workout every other day. It took a while to get back at it after valve replacing open heart surgery (genetic issue), but 18 months later I’m up to 200 now and will be at 300 by years end. By the way, I’m 70 years young and the critics can go F themselves.
el Furecat: Jack, way to go, my man. Happy to hear you’re of sound mind and sound body once again. Keep me posted on your progress.
Hi Mr. Furey,
I’m a big fan of your work. We’ve chatted over Instagram, my handle there is @richard_barrett_95. Your program of Hindu Squats has changed the game for me, and I’d like to do what I can to repay the favor.
To that end, attached here is the majority of the academic and medical literature I have found that supports squatting full ROM over the toes and even onto the heels.
I studied this for a very long time; I wanted to confirm for myself if what you have always claimed about knees-over-the-toes/Hindu Squats is true. It turns out, indeed it is.
I hope this helps. It was the defining factor for me that caused me to embrace your doctrine and to reject the current dogma. When you read the academic medical literature for yourself, it becomes clear that the “squat police” don’t have a leg to stand on (or squat on…pun very much intended).
Good luck, and keep preaching the good word!
el Furecat: Thank you so much for this information, Richard. I’ve enclosed your full name and Instagram handle so people can reach out to you personally for the research. I appreciate you taking the time to write. Keep kicking ass.
Well, my friend, that was a fun way to sound off on Sunday.
Much more forthcoming.