Step by Step Instructions for the Kettlebell Front Squat
This week brings another in our series of instructional posts on the proper execution of kettlebell exercises. This time, the Kettlebell Front Squat or Goblet Squat. This kettlebell exercise has its greatest effect on the shoulders, quadriceps, calves, gluteus maximus and hamstrings and is okay for beginning kettlebell exercisers. But, as always, don't forget to warm up before beginning your kettlebell workout. To see our other posts on kettlebell exercises, click "kettlebells" in the Categories menu to your right.
Kettlebell Front Squat Steps
- Use the handle of the kettlebell to hold it close to your chest while you get into a comfortable stance.
- As you squat, bring your knees out so that the kettlebell can be placed between them.
- Maintain your focus straight ahead and squat as low as you can, pausing once you hit the bottom of the squat.
- Keep your spin straight and your head and chest up at all times.
- Drive through the heels as you rise back up.
- Repeat this movement 12-15 times
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