How To Kettlebell Squat

How to kettlebell squat. In this video, I cover some important safety and technique points for squatting with a kettlebell. Of course, before you can squat with a kettlebell, you should know how to squat without a kettlebell.


I’ll list a few of the important things I cover in the first video, there are three videos in total, the other two can easily be unlocked with a simple social share of this page with others.

  1. The safest way for a beginner to lift the kettlebell for the squat is with a squat and curl.
  2. Goblet clean while holding on to the bell.
  3. Full goblet clean.
  4. Goblet squat.
  5. Shoulders should come up first.
  6. Always look ahead.
  7. Racked squat.
  8. More free info on the speed switch used in the video.

The first video can be seen at the top of this page or on YouTube.


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Check out Master The Kettlebell Clean to truly understand and learn how to kettlebell clean.


For the double kettlebell squat, make sure you check out the racking safety grip in our free PDF Master Kettlebell Grips, this is super important.
Download the free PDF Master Kettlebell Grips for more information about the grips used in this video.


What is a squat?

A squat is a movement that involves three joints, the ankles, knees, and hips. The hips go down while the shoulders stay high. The squat works the legs, core, and the back (really part of the core). Unlock the next two videos to see parts two and three on how to kettlebell squat as I will cover a lot of important things and provide some cues that will be extremely helpful.


Covered in part 2 of this video.

Common mistakes.

The hips rising first. The shoulders should lead when going back up. If that’s not the cause, it’s usually because the back is not engaged,  the weight is too heavy, completed too many reps, or not recovering correctly,

The heels should not be coming off the ground.

Believing when people say “You should not squat past parallel” or “the knees should not come over the toes”.


Covered in part 3 of this video.

Common mistakes.

Creating counterbalance and fake range.

Counterbalance is where the arms are held out to prevent falling backward.

The fake range is where the athlete thinks they are going deep into the squat but their hips are staying high and their shoulders are coming low. Watch the video to make sure you’re not creating a fake range in your squat.


If you’re interested in learning all the kettlebell exercises then look no further as we’ve published the Kettlebell Exercise Encyclopedia which contains information and step-by-step instructions on all the kettlebell exercises. The book is also available as a physical copy from Amazon. If you’re after kettlebell workouts then make sure to check out our popular Kettlebell Workouts And Challenges books, again, also available on Amazon as a hardcopy.


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