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'Asian squat' goes viral online

(People's Daily Online)    08:48, March 21, 2016

A new term, "Asian squat,' went viral online recently. Do you know what the "Asian squat" is?

It is a simple motion that can be done even by a child.

 Westerners call it the "Asian squat."

Why do they call it that?

Because Westerners squat like this...

whereas Asian people squat like this...

See how Americans explain the "Asian squat" in technical terms...

One's heels must touch the ground completely.

Squatting on tiptoes is not okay.

It is surprising to find that most Westerners can't do the squat, which many Asian people think of as being as natural as breathing.

 "It is really hard..."

"Are you sure it's not a yoga move?"

Most Westerners can only do what Obama did...

Almost 100 percent of Asian people can do the "Asian squat",

While only 13.5 percent of Americans can do it,

Why is that?


Here are a few possible reasons:

1. East Asians are relatively short, so they have a different equilibrium point than many Westerners.

No, that's not it. After all, Yao Ming can do it.

2. Many Asian countries have squat toilets. That may be another reason. 


 There is also another more professional view:

Asian people have more flexible heels than Westerners. 

Let's do the "Asian squat" with style!

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