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Old 02-26-2006, 08:55 PM   #11
Greg Kemp
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Does anyone have video of the Goblet Squat????
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Old 02-26-2006, 09:28 PM   #12
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Jes! The verbal description of GSs always loses me at the bakery. Any chance of seeing this in a photo and/or vid?
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Old 02-26-2006, 10:05 PM   #13
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Does this help?

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Old 02-26-2006, 10:11 PM   #14
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So it is a squat with a DB held at chest level with the DB in a vertical postion.
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Old 02-27-2006, 06:01 AM   #15
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Great pic Ryan that's how we do them but we hold a kettlebell 'by the horns'.

We emphasize elbows in, weight to the chest.

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Concentrate on 'opening up your groin' and dropping your hips between your legs.

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Old 02-27-2006, 07:38 AM   #16
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Sorry to belabour the point, but I'm still a little confused.

Does Ryan's pic show a front squat or a goblet squat?

I thought a goblet squat held the bumbbell vertically hanging at arms length betwee the legs as you squat.

If that is a goblet squat in Ryan's photo, what does a front squat look like? Simply holding two bumbbells in a press ready position while squatting?
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Old 02-27-2006, 07:43 AM   #17
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Excellent picture, I just wasn't following the description of how the DB was held.

Now this exercise is meant to teach good squat form almost automaticaly, correct?
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Old 02-27-2006, 07:56 AM   #18
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Jason,

The picture is a goblet squat..

A front squat is usually with 2 dumbbells and in the "rack" position.

James,

Almost automatically, the things Coach John said to remember is that your elbows should be between your knees at the bottom, not on top or to the side of your knees.

That picture looks almost as if the person has risen out of the bottom position already.

An exercise that Coach John did for us with the goblet squat was to do 10 second bursts of work.

2 rounds of 10 seconds regular goblet squat
1 round of 10 seconds of bottom to bottom goblet squats
2 rounds of 10 seconds of bottom to bottom goblet squats and then picking up PVC into an overhead squat.





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Old 02-27-2006, 08:40 AM   #19
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Nice review, Allen. I thought the same thing...the pic is either right after coming out of the hole...or bad tech. Push the knees out with the elbows.
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Old 02-27-2006, 08:45 AM   #20
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Oh...if you have to only use Goblet Squats...but they provide exactly what you or your athlete/client needs...you may come to the conclusion that "this is enough." I'm all for learning as many skills as you can learn, but there are times when enough is enough.

Above somebody asked about "laziness," a good question, but I have found that sometimes people try TOO hard to learn something like the Back Squat or whatever and it causes a whole bunch of other problems. I thrive as a coach on finding an indirect way to get to the same place (see my free book, "The Contrarian Approach to the Discus Throw" on my site for a good example)

So, I guess I'm saying that you can beat the hell out of some nice grandma to make her learn the back squat or...you can have her do Goblets with more weight and an easier learning curve. Six months later, she back squats and asks "why didn't you teach me this before?"
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