We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Squats are a bitch of an exercise, demanding of many muscle groups. That's how you know that you need them. Maybe you can walk all day, but your legs are weak, Jack.
My lower body is great for endurance, terrible for strength. I have been doing barbell squats for a year, but have started doing box squats for a change of pace, and to see if I can go any lower on my plain barbell squats. Box squats give you a brief break from tension, but demand the thrust from total rest.
Still no stronger, but I did hit the 99-lbs.-lost mark this morning, the day after my birthday and one year and a day into my weight-loss effort. BMI 24.3. GERD entirely resolved, blood pressure and blood glucose normal again.