Can You Asian Squat?

Can You Asian Squat?


– I was talking to some fellow
Asian friends the other day about what is commonly
known as the Asian squat. That’s when you squat with
your heels flat on the ground. This form allows for a more
comfortable squatting position seeing that your weight
is centered in your heels rather than the balls
of your feet and knees. It’s great for eating a cheese stick. Reading a book. Playing video games. And many more. Let’s see if the office can do it. (jazz music) Do you know what the Asian squat is? – An Asian person squatting, like what you’re doing right now? – When we poop? – Like the exercise. – I’m not sure I know the difference because I only know one way of squatting. – Can you show me how you usually squat? – Ah, the center of my weight is over the balls of my feet. – I guess it’s on my front toes. – Oh it’s on the toes. – Can you Asian squat? – This is like sort of a yoga position. – Ah, how do you center
your gravity like that. – It’s less tiring since
its like evenly spread. – It hurts a little. (laughs) (screams) (jazz music) – When I was in China, I
noticed a lot of toilets were squatting toilets. – I observed it for many years. Ah, in the land of China. You’ll just see old men
by the side of the road, hanging out, engaging in
business and commerce. – Actually, I hear white men,
especially have really bad mobility getting into
the back of their heels. Asians have more flexible hip flexors. I’ve researched this. (laughs) – So it seems like a lot
of people in the office can do the Asian squat
regardless of their race. Can you do the Asian squat? – I’m Asian so I thought
everyone squatted this way. (laughs)