There are a lot of things that have to be in place to do a proper squat.
– mobility in the right places
– strength in the right places
– desire to work (squatting is hard!! … and it’s a lot easier to do half-reps, or “cheat” to make the movement less difficult)
And the reality is, most people do NOT have all of these things going.
Most people cannot do a legit, full-depth squat with perfect form.
Now it’s SO important that you develop and maintain your squatting ability. As a baseline for proper movement. To get the most out of your workouts and fitness program. To keep fit and healthy and strong as you age.
The goblet squat – invented, or at least popularized, by Dan John – is a fantastic exercise 1) to teach you how to squat properly and 2) as a drill in itself.
Check out this short video from our last kettlebell workshop for a quick tutorial on how to do the movement:
Forest Vance, MS, RKC II
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