12.2.14

I like to move it - Goblet Squat

I got a new workout on it's way to share with you for 2014! It's gonna be a kettlebell super set workout - but some of the moves I wanted to share first so we have the techniques nailed!

Say hello to the Goblet Squat. It's a great variation of a regular squat - working the glutes, quads and hamstrings. It also increases the range of motion in your hips and puts less strain on the lower spine as your torso stays in an upright position.

How: 


picture from women's health mag online

Stand with your feet hip-width apart and hold your kettlebell (or dumbbell) in front of your chest, elbows pointing toward the floor.

Push your hips back and bend your knees to lower into a squat allowing your elbows to brush the insides of your knees.

Keep the weight through your heels. Push yourself back to start.

Remember: ensure your knees track your second and third toes. They should not knock in or roll out - use a mirror to check your technique.

Try: 

AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) of 10 kettlebell swings and 10 goblet squats in 4 minutes.

If you are yet to invest in some home equipment you can find a selection of weights and kettlebells here at Argos.

Share your score with me in the comments below or on Twitter / Facebook

Got a particular exercise you love?! Let me know and we can share it with everyone too! 

Elle :) x

P.S Safety always comes first. If you are new to exercise ensure you seek advice from your GP. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids, wear appropriate clothing and carry out drills in a suitable space. Technique is paramount, and nothing should hurt. Should you experience pain, discomfort, nausea, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath etc, STOP and consult your GP. 

2 comments:

  1. I love the goblet squat!! Seriously any move with a kettlebell makes me feel so strong :)

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    1. Ha! I feel the same about kettlebells Lora! They are pretty amazing! :)

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