The squat is a very therapeutic position for the human body, especially for barefoot runners as it develops the skill of maintaining the body’s centre of mass over the natural balance point of the body (ball of foot) whilst building strength and range of movement in the ankles, knees, hips and spine. These attributes combined enable the barefoot runner to develop the fundamental movement skill of segmental alignment which is more commonly known as posture.
Hold a 1 minute squat position Challenge rules
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“It did not seem difficult for me, but this flexibility runs in my family. I also slack line, so that helps with the balance aspect of this challenge. Good luck to all!”
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Lisa Anne G This is harder than it looks! My kids can sit like this forever and they make it look so easy lol! :)
Dave W I actually found this fairly easy ! BUT, standing back up was an entire challenge on it's own ! ;-)
Anita M Did 1 minute on the balls of my feet and 1 minute with flat feet. I found doing it with flat feet was a lot more challenging!
Anubhav S Haha that's a common posture to sit on the floor in India by the countryside. People there can do this for hours!
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!
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