Goblet squats are a great exercise for women looking to build strength and improve their lower body. This exercise targets the muscles of the lower body, including the glutes, quadriceps, and hamstrings, as well as the core.
Goblet squats are also a functional exercise, meaning they mimic movements that we do in everyday life, such as picking up heavy objects from the ground.
To perform goblet squats, start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and a dumbbell or kettlebell held at chest level with both hands. Keep your core engaged and your chest lifted.
From here, bend your knees and lower your body down into a squat, making sure to keep your knees in line with your toes. Stop when your thighs are parallel to the ground, then push through your heels to return to the starting position.
It's important to keep your core engaged and your chest lifted throughout the exercise to maintain proper form and get the most benefit. You can also try adding a resistance band around your thighs just above your knees to add an extra challenge.
Goblet squats are a great addition to any lower body strength training routine. Start with 3 sets of 8-12 repetitions and gradually increase the weight as you get stronger. Make sure to listen to your body and stop if you experience any pain or discomfort.
Incorporating goblet squats into your workout routine can help to improve the strength and appearance of your lower body, as well as improve your overall stability and balance. Give them a try and see the benefits for yourself!
Check out my video below with three form tips for Goblet Squats.
Coach Kiki McClellan