Squatting is a key developmental movement that we do in order to stand up and walk as little ones. The thing we often ignore in our squat training is that we learn to squat from the ground up. This is a fundamental movement that can not only help with our squat form but also with pain from a nagging problem or when recovering from an injury.
An example that all climbers can relate to would be the awkward feeling we all have encountered while performing a gaston. During a gaston, the shoulder is in an awkward and outward position and a unique pressure is put into the shoulder joint that is typically not duplicated in any fashion of exercise outside of climbing.
With the exception of the top 2 vertebrae in the neck, there is a disc located between every vertebra of your spine. These discs act like a shock absorber and provide flexibility to our spinal column. Without these discs, we’d literally be stiff as a board. Any movement or function would be impossible.