Posts Tagged with "goblet squat"

4 Maybe New to You Goblet Squat Variations

Alas, I will never be a fitness influencer. First of all, the mere thought of even calling myself something like that invokes an immediate gag reflex. But more to the point I am not nearly creative enough to fall into that camp. I mean, a true fitness influencer would have used any of the following… Read more

The Humble Goblet Squat

Last week I broke down one of my favorite variations to teach the squat to beginners. I was expecting some blow-back because I had the audacity, nay, the cojones, to not mention the Goblet squat. Of course, I love the Goblet squat. As you should too. It’s a wonderful little exercise that serves as a… Read more

If You Want Bigger Arms: Squat

At the expense of sounding like an uber meathead, squats pretty much solve anything. You want to be stronger? Squat. You want more muscle? Squat. You want to lose fat? Squat. You want to beat Captain America in an arm-wrestling match? Squat.   About the only thing squats can’t do is help you grow hair,… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: KB Goblet Squat w/ Lowering

It’s hard to imagine a more versatile and “user friendly” exercise than the Goblet squat. I think we should collectively pass it into law that anytime anyone in the fitness industry crosses paths with Dan John, he or she is obligated to give him a high-five for popularizing it. Or buy him a steak. His… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Goblet Elevator Squats

As far as “fool proof” exercises are concerned, you’d be hard pressed to do much better than Goblet squats. I’d toss in an obligatory “it’s so easy a cave man can do it” joke here, but, well, shit, I just did. Time and time again I’ve seen someone with some of the worst squatting technique… Read more

Does Everyone Need to Squat?

In a word: No. Actually, much like everything…..it depends. But before I get a fusillade of hate mail for making such a heretical comment, hear me out for a second. There’s a huge dichotomy between the word need and want. Need and want are too different things. Do you need to crush beers on the… Read more