3 Reasons to Train Heavy Goblet Squats
The goblet squat is an outstanding movement to train alongside, in support of, or even in place of the barbell back squat. Here are the top three reasons why.
1. TOTAL BODY STRENGTH & PHYSIQUE
While the benefit to the lower body is obvious, many overlook just how much positive eustress is placed on the upper body, yielding true total body strength and muscle development. We’re working hard to grip and stabilize, our arms are in a 20-30” heavy isometric hold every set.
Further, because of the internal torque focus, we are able to brace the core much more effectively and tap into deeper abdominal muscles.
Believe it or not, heavy goblet squats are one the best arm and ab exercises you can do (in addition to all the leg benefits).
2. INCREASED ROM = INCREASED ADAPTATION
Every person, yes, EVERY person can go deeper more safely with the goblet squat. This leads to unlocked gains and ROM improvements that carry over and improve your barbell back and front squat.
Going lower always leads to improved patterning and new muscle access, the good ouchies in places you might otherwise not feel.
3. IMPROVED ANKLE MOBILITY
The ankle is a joint that holds us back from so much progress, from squatting, to jumping, to even rowing on the erg. Goblet squats train ankle mobility under load, one of the fastest and most effective ways at improving function.
There you have it. Go low, go heavy. All cycle long