Asian Squat Tutorial: Knee Strengthening Exercises

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Knees too weak to do the Asian squat (AKA Slav Squat/Primal Squat)? These knee strengthening exercises will improve knee strength so you can do the Asian Squat without knee pain.

CHAPTERS
00:00 Intro
00:36 Explanation of the Asian Squat
01:03 Knee Extensions
04:05 Assisted Squats
06:32 Programming
07:55 Daily Knee Strengthening
08:54 Knee Muscle Soreness Tactics
09:46 Closing

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ABOUT THIS VIDEO
If you want to do a deep squat like the Slav Squat / Asian Squat / Primal Squat, you need to have flexible and strong knees. You need full knee range of motion. In this video, you’ll learn how to strengthen your knees so you can do the Primal Slav Asian Hindu Squat without pain!

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Comments

Lavern House says:

when i stand up after the primal squat- both of the inside of my knees is very painful for a short window of lift at about the 90-degree angle. what is the solution?

MaryAnn Nichols says:

Just found your channel today. You are so amazing at explaining everything so I really can understand. Thank you!

The Ropes of Renovation says:

Knee strength to get up off the floor

Gilbert Young says:

I'm dealing with two things. First i have what one doctor said…………..severe pes planis (very, very flat feet) and second when i attempt to do a human (Asian) squat i feel pain in my knees even though i walk while working 8hrs a day.
Any tips?

Cecile Daniker says:

I need to try to build knee strength to avoid knee surgury. I can't wlk down stairs without sharp pain in my right knee and this knee is very weak to go upstairs. diagnosis, it is a worn patella solution is total knee replacement. I am going to try your exercises to see if they help the problem. I am a former ballet dancer and now teacher.

Philip lernt Geige says:

Hey Matt, thank you for all of your videos and the effort you put into each single one of them!
I'm your average western dude that spent most of his life sitting in a chair as school and office conditions intended. I don't want to run a marathon or climb mountains, but I'd like to be at least able to use my legs properly and have a healthy back! Thanks to a birth difect that placed my kneecaps out of position, the knees are the weakest part and the most susceptible to pain and crunchy SFX. I'd really love to perform the asian squad because it is just so god damn useful, and I'm sure I'll get there thanks to your wonderful tutorials!

Kathleen Jones says:

I'm 71 yrs old and have had one knee, ankle, or shoulder problem after another for the last year, before that I was walking the regional trails for 3 to 5 miles every sunrise, I want, no need, to get back to being able to go into the forest to lose my mind, and find my soul again.

Navita says:

How can we do this if we are bone on bone knee arthritis?

mranchovy says:

Hey Matt, your just the doctor I was looking for 🙂 my knees have been killin me for years but I'm now doing those exercises and will hopefully get into a deep squat soon X

TexasMaMa says:

How about if you've had a total knee replacement.?

Teardadbisourkmier says:

71 year old still ladder climbing electrician. Tore both knee ACL' s playing baseball and had them reconstructed surgically. Went back to playing both times. Quit playing around 63. I cant do ladders more than two days in a row or my knees start talking to me. Have not been diagnosed but I imagine there is some Arthritis going on. I am going to start doing your hip flexion and knee strengthening exercises slowly with lots of recovery time and see what happens. Thanks.

Ruth Fitzwater says:

I’m 75 years old and my knees are giving out on me. I’m told it’s arthritis. Whatever, I don’t want to get crippled and have to use a walker or wheel chair. I’ve been trying to walk a couple of miles a day and I’ve been trying to add other exercises but don’t know what would be best. Your videos are very informative and encouraging so they’ve helped me decide that learning to do the squat would be a good way to help me keep my strength up. You said that besides being called the Asian squat it’s also called the Slavic squat so I’ve decided to call it the Slavic squat in honor of my mother who was 100% Polish. Thank you for all the exercises you demonstrate and the in-depth explanation of how they work.

noname says:

Thanks. You are helpful. I have mcl tear on both legs.

Lora Dunlap says:

My knees have clicked and popped since high school. When I had babies, I powered through the pain when rocking them to sleep. Now, I'm taking care of myself differently than I knew was possible so that I can be present with the people in my life. (Today, my daughter convinced me to try fencing at the park. 😄)

Scorp Felidae says:

will this help me do a lunge as well?

niki prod says:

Hi! I'm 52 years old and I am having trouble with my right knee so I'm going to try out your knee strengthening exercise regimen! Thank you so much for the straightforward to the point guidance , it's really easy to follow and very encouraging!

Maria Rivera says:

I am a 70 year old woman who used to be more active but since the pandemic and a left side fractured humerus bone and shoulder from a fall a year ago. I have become mostly sedentary and have developed right knee and hip pain especially at night. I don't sleep well because the pain wakes me up. I am also having a Reverse shoulder replacement surgery next month. Your videos and exercises are wonderful. I just started watching today and hopefully they will eventually decrease my right knee and hip pain. Thank you!

S M says:

Good information

jamil. Zeeraki says:

Hi I have knee cracking and popping what can I do? Can you help? me please

B B says:

Older guy, knees and hips are BAD!! Thanks for providing guided help to improve.

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