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    Can you do a flat footed squat?

    I read some people can't do this. I can do it easily. I'm not especially flexible and I can't even touch my toes (with straight legs) but I guess I squat enough that I'm flexible in this way.


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    That was my standard way of sitting as a child. I do still catch myself doing it when I work on stuff on the floor.

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    *checks*

    Yup.
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    No. I have very poor flexibility, especially in my calves and hamstrings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinny View Post
    *checks*

    Yup.
    Oh wait, I just checked too, ha!
    It's not flat footed. I balance on the metatarsal heads of my feet.

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    mine looks more like this

    http://imgur.com/Z3pDkou

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuck View Post
    mine looks more like this

    http://imgur.com/Z3pDkou
    Mine too but I can do it with legs together too.

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    Legs together with good posture, no. I fall back.

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    It's also commonly called as the Asian squat. Only after watching an internet video about the topic, I have known that most Westerners can't do this.

    There are a couple theories explaining it but the one I think more believable is that Asians have shorter legs thus call for a different balance point than, say, Americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilith View Post
    It's also commonly called as the Asian squat. Only after watching an internet video about the topic, I have known that most Westerners can't do this.

    There are a couple theories explaining it but the one I think more believable is that Asians have shorter legs thus call for a different balance point than, say, Americans.
    Isn't it something to do with how much sitting we do that ruins it? Western kids have no issues with it but it seems to disappear once they start sitting in chairs all day at school.

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