Originally Posted by BendtheBar
If you put a quarter on the ground one foot in front of someone and ask them to squat and pick it up, they won't shoot their knees forward. They will squat, open their knees, and be full of win.
That is how we squat. Most people only squat knees forward if they are trying to emulate an exercise "squat."
My point was that a real squat is a natural movement, not the forced emulation of something from a Weider mag.
That's true, set a heavy box down (small enough to squat around) and people will generally pick it up the same way, without any prior advice as to how to actually accomplish the task.