Kettlebell squats are a great addition to a beginners training programme to help them learn the squatting movement pattern. They are also great for accessory work for movements like lunges for advanced trainers.
Squats should be a key part of any training programme as the squat movement pattern is one of the key fundamental movement patterns. If your using limited equipment and only have access to kettlebells or are just looking for novel and interesting kettlebell squat variations to add to your programme then you’re in the right place. Let’s have a look through the 12 variations you can put directly into your workout programme.
Yes. They are a great way to do squats, especially for beginners who a learning to squat with weights. They are also good for accessory exercises like step ups and lunges for those who already have a good base of strength.
This is impossible to answer. It depends on to many factors. The persons ability, the weight being used, the squat variation being used. For some guidelines 3-4 sets of 8-12 reps at a moderate load is a great place to start for movements like goblet squats.
Yes, squats are great for building glutes, this can be with a barbell or a kettlebell.
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This resource was written by Sean Klein. Sean Richard Klein has thousands of hours of coaching experience and a BSc in Sports Science with Management from Loughborough University. He owns a gym in Bayonne France, CrossFit Essor, which runs group classes and a Personal training studio.