WATCH: How To Do A Squat That's Safe For Your Back
By Naomi Nazario
The double kettlebell front squat is a low-risk, high-reward exercise, says David Jack, a Men's Health Training Advisor.
This squat variation allows you to keep your torso more upright than back squats. That means more core activation and a safer position for your back.
Related: WATCH - 10 Badass Kettlebell Swings
Less forward lean also targets your quads, making the front squat a great way to build muscle in your legs with less resistance. Lighter loads put less stress on the joints, and that further lowers your risk of injury.
Don't have a pair of kettlebells? Swap them out for dumbbells and you'll be good to go.
Related: Squats For A Powerful Lower Body
Jack suggests a slower tempo so that you can focus on your technique for every part of the squat and increase the training effect. Do 3 to 4 sets of 10 reps.
"You're going to get strong, your connective tissue is going to get stronger, you're going to sweat, you're going to lose weight," adds Jack.
Latest Fitness Stories
Is it really true that you shouldn't run about after your meal?
This gym bag keeps your equipment clean of germs and odours, while having a charging station to boot.
This training tip can help you perform better at the next marathon.
Do this, and you're fitter than 99.99 percent of the world.
One of them does some pushups, even.
- 1 of 273