Learn everything imaginable about long femurs, short shins and long torsos and the BACK SQUAT.

I’m a former certified personal trainer for a health club chain. When you look at me you won’t see a woman with a short torso relative to her overall height.

But I have short shin bones relative to my femur length.

Below are articles that EXPLAIN EVERYTHING. You will never, ever again fail to understand why the long femur to short torso, or short shin to femur, presents a problem with performing the back squat.


















Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.  


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