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Goblet Squats Good for Beginners. Why?


#1

Laying around recovery from the flu and I started to reread Forever. Came to the part where it said DB Squats aka Goblet Squats are good for beginners. Why is that?


#2

For coaching.


#3

Dan John has written extensively on this topic. Have a search and read.


#4

I’ve just convinced my wife to start resistance training. I told her to do goblet squats. Easy to teach. It’s such a natural movement.


#5

In the same vein - if you need to teach the DL and the hip hinge is not pretty, you can have them do it holding a KB behind them with both hands. Pretty sure I saw it on this site and it worked really well with my GF. Almost impossible to screw up. Push your butt towards the weight as you descend.