In CrossFit, we love to talk about functional, foundational movements because they are such a vital part of the way we move our bodies throughout our daily existence. As adults, we frequently have to exert considerable effort into learning how to squat correctly while young children tend to do so without any promptingĀ at all for the very simple reason that they haven’t had time to learn it wrong yet.

Our early movement patterns are generally characterised by near perfect mechanics because the “best” way to perform functional movements also tend to be the most efficient or easiest way.

For the month of May, we return to the Squat as a skill focus in an effort to preserve these initial “perfect” movement patterns so that they are integral to what we do in the gym and also in life.