And again the Coach has a quote that totally cracks me up and totally rings true at the same time:
The full squat is a perfectly natural position for the leg to occupy. That’s why there’s a joint in the middle of it, and why humans have been occupying this position, both unloaded and loaded, for millions of years. Much longer, in fact, than quasi-intellectual morons have been telling us that it’s “bad” for the knees.
— Coach Mark Rippetoe
The squat (and all its variations), is my all time favourite workout excercise. In fact, my babies were home-born whilst I was in the squat position. OK... waaaaay too much information. I'll stop right here. ;)