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    Angryman is offline Senior Member
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    Default I'm gonna play devil's advocate and say...

    ...That goblet squats are stupid. They're only good for some light mobility work to learn to engage the hips properly, in which case one should just practice wall squats.

    Discuss.

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    BJones RKC is offline Senior Member
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    Incredibly wrong
    Really wrong
    Massively wrong

    Goblet squats can be (and are if performed correctly) an extremely effective exercise.

    Brett

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    Goblet squats are for learning how to sit in third world countries.

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    can be (and are if performed correctly) an extremely effective exercise.


    that goes for almost every exercise

    and the first post is pure provocation hehe
    Last edited by maraton51; 01-27-2010 at 05:12 AM.

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    Steve W. is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angryman View Post
    ...That goblet squats are stupid. They're only good for some light mobility work to learn to engage the hips properly, in which case one should just practice wall squats.

    Discuss.
    The goblet squat workout that Brad Nelson put us through at the April 09 RKC was the most difficult thing I did all weekend.

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    Angryman is offline Senior Member
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    I'm sure you're all right, I'm just curious about the goblet squat in the HKC as a move for instructors. I realise it's something that the instructor then teaches the newbie, but I could barely get out of a chair in the beginning, and now I can sit hammie to calf quite comfortably just from doing generic ETK stuff. So what happened to the wall squat/box squat to teach correct movement?

    I just wonder where it's come from that's all.

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    rwebernick is offline Junior Member
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    I think the goblet squat is okay, when worked into complexes. Its also okay for someone with limited equipment(meaning 1 kb). If you really want to squat, though, IMO you are better of doing front squats with double KBs, or even better, using a barbell.

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    I did notice that the swing was taught from the unloaded hip snap to the hover deadlift through to the one-handed swing, but the goblet squat was very limited in its scope. There was comparatively little focus on the wall squat or the frog squat stretch as corrective measures, or on one-bell front squats as asymmetric exercises. The single-bell front squat has been invaluable to me in fixing my asymmetric legs, and it was a natural extension from the unloaded Cossack squat. R Cossack, R single front squat, goblet squat, L single front squat, L Cossack, and back. Ironically, I found the Box Squat to be important to a rank newbie or someone severely deconditioned, but bilateral issues were never really addressed.

    Let me rephrase. Is the Goblet Squat a singularly important form or should it be taught as part of a broader complex of squat exercises and corrective drills?
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    Com. Angryman, go practice the goblet SQ as your only SQ for 3 months, then post.

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    Chris Fleming is offline Banned
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    If they are extremely effective, extremely effective for what? If you have mobility and flexibility? Don't really see the point of them either. Looking around in the gym, women seem to have taken a liking to them for working their figures.

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