Breaking Down the Goblet Squat

The squat is a fundamental human movement.

Everyone, especially us Minimalist Athlete's, need the ability to squat well and to squat with strength.

Maintaining the ability to squat well will keep you mobile, strong and healthy.

The goblet squat is the key to squatting well.

The Goblet Squat

  • 1
    Clean a kettlebell up to your chest and grip it by the horns.
  • 2
    Your stance should be about shoulder width apart and your toes flared out slightly.
  • 3
    Take a big breath into your stomach and use your hip flexors to start pulling yourself down into a squat.
  • 4
    Descend until the points of your elbows are touching the inside, meaty part, of your knees.
  • 5
    Keep your chest up and your back flat - make your spine as tall as possible.
  • 6
    Sharply exhale as you push your heels into the floor to stand straight up.
  • 7
    Your hips and shoulders should rise at the same time.

The goblet squat is such a simple exercise with a huge return on investment.

It teaches you to squat properly while also building strength and flexibility in the hips.

Start using the goblet squat in your training and your strength and mobility will dramatically improve.

In Strength and Health,