Dan John Was Right About Goblet Squats


Goblet squats work. I have seen Dan John mention Goblet Squats in print several times, most recently in his wonderful book Never Let Go. I need to mention to Dan that any time he writes about Goblet Squats he needs to include a picture or a video.    To be honest from reading I never really understood what he meant. Now I know and, we have tried them. They are like a miracle exercise. I can only say TRY THEM! The goblet position is now our preferred method of loading for all beginners at MBSC. If we are going to load someone we are goiong to use the goblet position first. The upper body and the core muscle are forced to work to hold posture in a way that is not experienced in any other exercise.  Think loading will be a problem? Take a look at this Rear Foot Elevated Goblet Squat

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10 Responses to “Dan John Was Right About Goblet Squats”

  1. isn’t this just a weighted bulgarian lunge?

  2. […] don’t do goblet squats that often and I didn’t use them very much when I started out training either, but when you see […]

  3. I was fortunate to spend 2 days with Dan in Dublin last year. The man has a wealth of knowledge. For most people the goblet squat will help them increase flexibility in the lower extremities.
    +1

  4. dolanfitness Says:

    I was fortunate to spend 2 days with Dan in Dublin last year. The man has a wealth of knowledge. For most people the goblet squat will help them increase flexibility in the lower extremities.

  5. I guess all those years of life and training experience and the hundreds/thousands of athletes he’s coached, Dan John has learnt a thing or too! Great coach. Try his stuff – it works – plain and simple.

  6. mboyle1959 Says:

    Yes, I have no problem with heel lifts if they make you squat more upright. I have never seen or heard of a problem from elevating the heels.

  7. In the first video the athlete’s heel is elevated on a mat and he is wearing substantial shoes. Any comment on that?

  8. Love that rear-elevated version, never thought of that! I’m calling that the DJMB move.

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