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. 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.
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.
By Naomi Nazario