Improving Trunk Positioning In The Goblet Squat

The goblet squat is one of my favourite exercises to prescribe to clients who are struggling with the squat pattern or for those who will benefit from a more upright trunk position or reduced spinal loading that comes with the back squat.

In the image below you will see a snapshot of how one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performs a goblet squat and then at the bottom of the squat curls the kettlebell down and then looks to tuck the hips under the spine to allow them to adopt a more upright trunk position in the goblet squat.  This was shown to me in 2015 when I attended the Strongfirst Kettlebell Workshop held at The Strong Room in Melbourne and since then I have seen many other strength and conditioning coaches also use this technique as a strategy to improve ones body positioning.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.

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