Back on April 21, I sent out an email entitled, “Can You Pass the Squat Test?”
[If you didn’t see that email, you can read it on my uncensored blog]
Anyway, Joe, a long-time member of the Furey Faithful and a forgivable Red Sox fan… after reading this particular piece, wrote to tell me that he got a B+.
I tongue-in-cheeked: “I’m the one who issues the grades.”
As intended, Joe was unable to decode whether I was joking or being serious.
“So you want video proof is what you’re saying? Just want to be clear,” questioned Joe.
“That’s a fact,” I typed.
Before the end of the day, Joe sent me a short video of himself in the squat, wishing me a happy birthday. It was only 25 seconds long.
No proof, no grade.
But hold on…
Nearly a year ago, Joe went from not being able to sit in a squat for more than a few seconds to holding for five grueling minutes. He sent me video proof of his effort, and I was proud of him for his accomplishment, even though I took delight in watching him struggle.
Yet here we are, a year later, and Joe says he’s a B+.
As I’m waiting for proof of Joe’s B+ effort, he sent me an email on how much his life has changed for the better since he watched my video on the how and why of sitting in a squat each day.
Joe recapped the benefits I championed, which were:
* Increased testosterone
* Improved performance in the bedroom
* Adding three years to your life (based upon a recent study)
Then he added a benefit that I never considered before. It may be “anecdotal” or it may be the future for many people with this challenge.
Here ’tis: Joe says that since he started to sit in a squat each day, he no longer gets up in the middle of the night to PEE.
In the past, Joe says he would get up more than once. But now? Unn unnh.
How about that?
It makes sense to me.
You sit in a squat for minutes each day and not only do your legs get stronger, so do your internal organs, due to the increased blood flow.
Your legs are your second heart. When you squat you pump more blood throughout your entire body. The key to making this work at an even greater level is realizing HOW to squat in a way that takes advantage of your biggest muscles, your glutes, rather than your quadriceps.
This is why I insist on being the one who issues the grades for someone’s squat. Most people, unfortunately, think squatting is all about the legs.
They watch me doing a set of Hindu squats and remark, “Great quad pump.” That’s bodybuilder thinking. It’s not functional fitness thinking.
Yes, Hindu squats work your quads, but if what you’re feeling, primarily, is a quad pump, your technique is freakin’ flawed.
More on this can be found on the Furey Faithful membership site, which I encourage you to take part in.
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