The Forgotten Art of Squatting

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    The Forgotten Art of Squatting

    With my decades of Tai Chi and Yoga, squatting is always in my practice, even when weight training I always like squats as part of my leg workout.
    Every joint in our body has synovial fluid in it. This is the oil in our body that provides nutrition to the cartilage,” Jam says. “Two things are required to produce that fluid: movement and compression. So if a joint doesn’t go through its full range—if the hips and knees never go past 90 degrees—the body says ‘I’m not being used’ and starts to degenerate and stops the production of synovial fluid.

    That's interesting thinman. I really struggle with squat mobility. I can stretch the knees etc and do so most weeks but actual squats I struggle to get deep with.

    Mind you it's presently on the back burner with a strained MCL which I've got no option but to rest.