The pedal article a few weeks back had me thinking forwards and backwards and I hummed and hawed about how much to type. It's been percolating a bit and one thing that came to mind is considering body position as it applies to athletic or sport movements vs what is typically done in the gym. A few people had brought up the point that what happens on a bike is different than running around on a field or being in the weight room, but how different is different and how will this affect how we train both for riding and general health/fitness? So a good place to start seemed to be with what we consider a good exercise or a good way to do an exercise and how that may relate to other things we so. Squats are great for a number of reasons, maybe the most important of which is that the squat movement closely resembles movements we do in just about every aspect of life, from playing a sport to the most basic of things of sitting down in a chair. This article from elitefts turns traditional thinking on it's head and takes a look at the squat in a very different manner than what post people are used to. The key take away with this article (and it's follow up) is to reconsider how we look at things from a position of function standpoint as opposed to some arbitrary definition that may not be properly supported. Each article is about a 12-14 minute read.
Opinion is the lowest form of intelligence. It requires no accountability, no understanding.
The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live
in another's world. ~ Bill Bullard