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squatting

 [skwaht´ing]
a position with the hips and knees flexed, the buttocks resting on the heels; sometimes adopted by a parturient woman at delivery or by a child with any of certain types of cardiac defects.

squatting

Pediatrics A position adopted by a child with cyanotic congenital heart disease, classically seen in Fallot's tetralogy, linked to acute hypoxia; squatting relieves exertion-induced dyspnea by ↓ right-to-left shunt and ↑ systemic vascular resistance and pulmonary blood flow. See Shunt.
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(1991) reported that the hamstrings stabilize the knee joint by counter-acting the anterior shear forces imparted by the quadriceps during an unloaded squat. However, it is also known that hamstrings activity is relatively low, compared to that for other lower limb muscles, in the NSP (Aspe and Swinton, 2014; Contreras et al., 2016; Gullett et al., 2009).
To avoid excess stress on the knees, initiate your squat by pushing back at the hip joint.
Wisloff, U., Castagna, C., Helgerud, J., Jones, R., & Hoff, J., 2004, Strong correlation of maximal squat strength with sprint performance and vertical jump height in elite soccer players.
Once one figures out how to squat on a squat toilet, the next issue is which way to face, and the sign below should help answer that question somewhat:
Energy cost of squat was recorded as oxygen consumption(V02) during activity using Fitmate PRO (COSMED, Italy).
All subjects participated in the same periodized resistance training program for 5 weeks, the only difference in programming being one day per week where bench press and back squat were tested.
MINUTE 5 - SQUAT THRUST/ SPRINT Hands on the floor, jump both legs out into a press- up position.
He recorded three new competition personal bests - with his squat 262.5kg, his benchpress 170kg and his deadlift 235kg in a faultless, focused and determined performance.
Squat as low as you can go, pressing elbows against the inside of your knees.
She gets a tattoo and joins in all the countercultural world that squatting entails, believing herself clever for her choices-but the Lower East Side is losing empty buildings, the existing squat are full, and only in the very different Brooklyn does Sid get the chance to occupy a squat under circumstances she never dreamed of.