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Thread: Why do we bend over instead of squatting?

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    The hip hinge also has the added benefit of building up the back muscles. I dead lifted today, and about 40 seconds worth of hip hinging (I was bending down to clean a pair of shoes) and my low back was getting a great pump.

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    I tend to either squat or do a one legged bend, where it ends up looking like a single legged romanian deadlift. The single leg is a holdover from hurting my ankle a lot while I was a kid.
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    I do the single legged bend as well, sometimes

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    In parts of the world (in fact most populous parts) squatting or sitting cross legged is the norm for eating, studying and lounging around in general.

    Perhaps people who grew up with chairs around bend over!
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