What Makes a Good Quality Squat?

The couch creaks and slides every time she sits down.  “I have no control once I start to bend my legs!”, she says.  

Controlled squatting allows babies to get down to the mattress after pulling to stand in their crib.  It allows children to sit down in a chair with control.  It is the ready position,  allowing a low basketball dribble or ease while moving wet clothes from the washing machine into the dryer.    If we don’t have the required alignment, strength and endurance,  falls and crashes start to happen.  Squat with good alignment and build the strength and endurance to squat and recover over and over again in daily life. Continue reading “What Makes a Good Quality Squat?”

The Sprites

The sprites were the inspiration for this blog.   I wanted to make a home program of sprites doing typical childhood activities.  These activities also have tremendous therapeutic value in building strength, agility, and balance.    My hope is that kids can see themselves or their friends in the drawings and find inspiration.   The sprites can be found doing regular kid-like movement in the Activities and Exercise category.  Moving and enjoying movement are the first steps to increased fitness.  I hope this makes it a little more fun.