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For many people, the widespread closure of gyms during the coronavirus pandemic eliminated opportunities for regular movement from day-to-day routines.
Even if you kept up with your workout schedule during lockdown or if you've been able to return to the gym, you may still experience hours at a time where you're on the couch or in Zoom calls where your body is completely static.
In a recent video on The Ready State YouTube channel, CrossFit trainer and mobility coach Dr. Kelly Starrett demonstrated how spending more time exploring different movements can help to restore some of our "native" range of motion and physical capabilities, as well as help to ease discomfort and pain.
Squatting, for example, is a great way to accumulate time under tension without the need for any equipment, and the 10-minute squat has become a popular way of challenging the body.
Starrett reasons that for a lengthy period of our history, human beings would have spent the majority of their time sitting on the ground. "One of the ways we can begin to tune the body is by spending some time in these grounded positions," he says.
Source: This 10-Minute Squat Test Will Give Your Body a Wake-Up Call - MensHealth