DEPTH BEFORE DISHONOR


NB: I am not a fan of crossfit. I am a fan however of intelligence-driven discourse… oh, and squats. I identify with this post. It is very well-written, and applicable across the board (in my humble opinion). p.s. Squats.

NICOLE CAPURSO

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As the amazing Christmas season is upon us and 2013 is coming to a close, I have found myself constantly looking back on my past year (9 months actually) of competitive exercise. Naturally, as with anything that you practice diligently over an extended period of time, I have made some advances in the sport both from a performance standpoint as well as a standpoint of understanding what is important to this sport.  I often get asked what I feel helped me become a better overall exerciser in these past 9 months.  My answer is ALWAYS “My squats got better”.

As a basketball player with “bad knees” – i.e. a reconstructed ACL and a non-existing meniscus, (that was removed when I was 18 after I tore it to pieces), I had been told over and over again “Don’t Squat! Especially not below parallel!”.  How many of us have heard that before? Outside of…

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