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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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To perform their morning rituals, people mostly of Indian population are mostly using squatting position.
Increase in heart rate following squatting exercises is well documented in athletes.
It activates your inner glutes because you're squatting even lower than if you were just to stand on the floor.
However, it was only after she spent hours squatting while emptying cupboards that she noticed her legs were feeling increasingly tight and uncomfortable.
They connect on the pelvis and femur, and help stabilize the pelvis and are integral to running, squatting. jumping and lunging.
People can, and have gotten decent results from simply just squatting.Next, we have a hinge, which also works the lower body, this time from bending mostly at the hips, good hinge movements include deadlifts and kettlebell swings, I'd say this is the movement that most people miss in their training and why many people have lower back issues.
A YEAR ago squatting in a residential property was made a criminal offence, punishable by up to six months behind bars or a fine of up to PS5,000.
Squatting has been illegal in residential buildings in Wales and England since September last year and the maximum penalty is now six months in jail, a PS5,000 fine, or both.
A source said: "Prolonged periods of squatting have been found to cause arthritis.
* SIR - A new criminal offence of "squatting in a residential building" came into force on September 1 by way of section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.
And a spokesman condemned the new law, which came into force on Saturday and makes squatting a criminal offence.
A NATIONWIDE tenant eviction and rent collection firm has welcomed plans to make squatting in residential properties a criminal offence.