Not a good idea - hindu squats are done on the toes with feet together, they are designed to be a bodyweight exercise. If you move onto squats with weights, do proper traditional weight-training squats with barbells - the type that Mr. Kurz recommends, which I think is what you see in the videos etc. In these you keep your feet flat on the ground, providing stability for the extra weight.
I've just looked again at Secrets of Stretching and Mr Kurz is doing squats holding a dumbbell in each hand and squatting on toes just like in Hindu Squats.
Holding dumbbells in hands and doing squats does not make them Hindu squats. You miss the point of Hindu squats.
Ok, maybe it shouldn't be called hindu squats but still the movement is very similar. Is the squat you demonstrate working really differently from hindu squats?
If weights are added to Hindu squats they are put on one's neck or on the trunk.
Then I don't understand why you demonstrate hindu-squats-like with dumbbells in your video. I'm probably misunderstanding something. Please tell me.
What is this business with asking what will happen when ... ? First get there, then you will know what can or should be done.
Yeah! You're totally right! But my point was that I didn't understand why hindu squats couldn't develop leg strength like other leg exercises. I thought adding weights would do so if bodyweight hindu squats are working only on strengthening and endurance.
Thank you all