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    Who can grok-squat? I can!

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    I did it! Without even thinking, I eased into a natural squat this last weekend!

    My second job is circulation staff at the local library, so I spend a good deal of time shelving books (often times I'm walking around with an armful of large books). In an 8 hour day at the library, I squat a lot, especially with an extra 5-10 pounds of books. I haven't actually counted, but it's probably somewhere above 40 times throughout the day. But these are the typical Western bent-foot squats, which leave my feet aching by the end of the day. I've tried to do the natural squat for a while, but I always end up falling backwards.

    But last Saturday morning, with an armful of children's non-fiction books, my feet went wide, and I sank into a comfortable squat! I didn't realize it until I stood up again, and I was so excited! I did it the rest of the day, and I could definitely tell the difference.

    I hope this helps other beginners like me to know that it is possible, and it might just happen when you least expect it!
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    i CANT DO IT. mAYBE ONE DAY.

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    Well done!

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    Awesome! I'm going to try one, so if I don't post in a while, someone come rescue me from my floor.
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    *said in a GRITS drawl* You done good. *end drawl*
    It's a really elating feeling to do that and know how much it means, isn't it? I had something similar happen at home (squatting down to shelve some books on the bottom shelf of the bookcase) and kinda had one of those "I'll be damned" moments.
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    Congrats! I like to grok-squat while gardening. Less wear & tear on my knees and on my pants!

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    Wait doing a "grok" squat is just the stretching position Mark uses right? Squat down ass to the ground keeping your feet flat on the ground? If so not to be a smart ass but people really can't do that?
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    After my center of mass changed in puberty, I had to concentrate not to fall. After awhile, I started raising onto my toes instead of being flatfooted, to make it easier. I lost the Grok- squat for a while, but found it after I refound my balance (ear issues, nasty stuff), I was able to do it again. *no, those aren't excuses. Dem are de facts.*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostonbully View Post
    Wait doing a "grok" squat is just the stretching position Mark uses right? Squat down ass to the ground keeping your feet flat on the ground? If so not to be a smart ass but people really can't do that?
    i can't do it without falling backwards. something to do with hip and ankle mobility i'm guessing...which i admittedly should work on more. i can do a pretty deep squat, but when i try to just sit like that i start to tip backwards and need to catch myself. sometimes if i'm feeling really limber i can hold one for a little while

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    Quote Originally Posted by primalrob View Post
    i can't do it without falling backwards. something to do with hip and ankle mobility i'm guessing...which i admittedly should work on more. i can do a pretty deep squat, but when i try to just sit like that i start to tip backwards and need to catch myself. sometimes if i'm feeling really limber i can hold one for a little while

    Couldn't you just lean more forwad between your legs?
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