Sunday, January 06, 2008
Whenever my husband makes a big-scale purchase, as the only other person in the house, I'm expected to "hold up my end" when carrying the item into the house. When you do squats, be sure to do them with a full range of motion, butt-to-the-floor. The link is to Krista's site, where she writes about why you should squat, how to squat, and debunks all kinds of myths about squatting as well.
Case #1: 50" HDTV.
We were at the big box store and the salesguy asked Greg, "do you have someone to help you carry that into the house?" He replied, "yes, her." Salesguy gave me A LOOK, I'm sure he thought that 5'2", 118 pound me couldn't lift that TV...but I held up my end, with just one arm!
Case #2: large metal filing cabinet.
The problem with carrying heavy things for me is that they are big and bulky, and I have trouble getting my short stubby arms around the object, or it's so big I can't get a good grip and I can't see where I'm going. But I have no problem dropping my butt down to my heels and lifting. Just thinking about other things I might have to help carry in the house in the future makes me want to squat some more.