Half Racked Squats
This is our absolute favorite squat variation in our kettlebell training. In our opinion, it presents the most realistic form of a squat that people do in every day life. Think about it, how often do you have a balanced load of weight held in both hands while squatting in everyday life? Usually you have one hand loaded up with a kid, groceries, or something, and then you have to squat or bend over to do something else with your free hand.
With poor mechanics, it’s a movement pattern like this that has the opportunity to injure someone when they are unfit and don’t know how to control their body anymore. Therefore, it’s important to teach people how to move correctly while loaded unevenly, which is why we love the half racked squat in our kettlebell training.