If you consistently practice any of these squat variations, you will get stronger. With more strength in your legs, hips, and back, better movement will help you live your best life.
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2 – Springer, Barbara & Marin, Raul & Cyhan, Tamara & Roberts, Holly & Gill, Norman. (2007). Normative Values for the Unipedal Stance Test with Eyes Open and Closed. Journal of geriatric physical therapy (2001). 30. 8-15. 10.1519/00139143-200704000-00003.