The squat is essential to your well-being. The squat can both greatly improve your athleticism and keep your hips, back, and knees sound and functioning in your senior years.
Not only is the squat not detrimental to the knees, it is remarkably rehabilitative of cranky, damaged, or delicate knees. In fact, if you do not squat, your knees are not healthy regardless of how free of pain or discomfort you are. This is equally true of the hips and back.
Key Points of Performance: Air Squat
• Maintain the arch in the back
• Look straight ahead
• Keep weight on heels
• Reach the full range of motion (i.e., below parallel)
• Keep the chest high
• Keep the midsection tight
The squat is essential to human movement, a proven performance enhancer and a gateway movement to the best exercise in strength and conditioning.
– CrossFit Level 1- Training Guide, Originally published in December 2002
Within 25:00 Minutes, complete as many rounds as possible:
1- Rope Climb
25- Air Squats
Report the details of the experience both today and the effects tomorrow.