Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Goblet Squats

Dan John has a video floating around the internet that teaches the value of goblet squats in learning the bottom position of the squat.  Squatting is something I've struggled with for years, so I took the message to heart.  For the past 6 months, I've been doing goblet squats as a regular part of my lower workout, typically twice a week.  One of my goals was to comfortably do them with my 32k kettlebell.  I have finally reached that point:

http://www.gripfaq.com/videos/20070630OneThirdBWKettlebellGobletSquat.wmv

Have they helped?  Definitely.  I comfortably hit 165 a few days ago.  It doesn't sound like much, but it was a huge victory for me.  Here's me struggling with 95lbs about a year ago (note the depth):

http://www.gripfaq.com/gb/20060112Squat95.wmv

I even had problems with the empty bar:

http://www.gripfaq.com/gb/20060119SquatSet1.wmv

Progress is good.