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    Slavs are pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neville View Post
    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.
    Perhaps. Then one would wonder, do Western kids spend more time in school than Asian kids? Personally speaking, I think American kids are lucky they get off school by 3:30.

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    If I go that low I have to go up on my toes or I'll fall backwards.

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    I can do it with my legs together no problem. I do a fair amount of yoga and don't sit at a desk all day so that might help.

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    This is me, and I don't even do it as an exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilith View Post
    Perhaps. Then one would wonder, do Western kids spend more time in school than Asian kids? Personally speaking, I think American kids are lucky they get off school by 3:30.
    Yeah that doesn't add up. It could just be a use it or lose it thing with westerners just not squatting anymore after a certain point.

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    I always thought it had something to do with a lack of furniture. It's easier to squat for a few hours than it is to stand (at least once you are flexible enough to do it).

    PS> I can do it easy enough, but after a few minutes I don't find it that comfortable. I suppose if I did it more often, I'd stretch out enough to make it ok. Not sure I would ever get used to it enough to stay in that position for hours like you see some Asians do.

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    These guys seems pretty capable.


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    Didn't have to check.

    Yes, I can. It was part of the stretches we did in wrestling when I was in high school. Can still do it no problem.
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    and what you now ardently desire will one day become the object of abhorrence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avolkiteshvara View Post
    These guys seems pretty capable.

    My wrists don't bend back that much, and that's one part of my body that I don't remember ever hurting.

    Well, they do if I press on my hand. I don't think that book would be heavy enough for me.

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