STACK Challenge: The Goblet Squat

This STACK Challenge measures lower-body strength and endurance and trains you to maintain good form even when you're tired.

Every week, a new STACK Challenge gives you an opportunity to test your athletic ability and win a STACK T-shirt. Take the challenge and enter to win by tweeting your results with #STACKChallenge.

This week's Goblet Squat Challenge measures your lower-body strength and endurance while it trains you to maintain proper Squat form even when you're tired.

For the challenge, use a dumbbell that's 20 percent of your bodyweight. So if you weigh 175 pounds, use a 35-pound dumbbell. Set a timer and perform as many Goblet Squats as possible in two minutes. Rest as needed.

To perform a Goblet Squat

  • Assume an athletic stance holding the dumbbell to your chest like a goblet
  • Initiate the movement by pushing your hips back and your knees out
  • Touch your elbows to your knees and return to the starting position
  • Keep the dumbbell in contact with your sternum and stomach throughout the movement

Start slow and pace yourself, because you'll probably discover that two minutes is longer than you think.

The Challenge

Using a dumbbell that's 20 percent of your bodyweight, perform as many Goblet Squats as possible in two minutes.

How Do You STACK Up?

Rookie: Less than 60
Pro: 60-75
All-Star: 76 or more

STACK T-ShirtHow to Win a STACK T-Shirt

  1. Complete the Challenge by June 15
  2. Follow STACK on Twitter (@stackmedia)
  3. Tweet your results and include #STACKChallenge

We'll choose one participant to win a STACK T-shirt.

Get Better

Not an All-Star yet? Use these workouts to get better.

Goblet Squat


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Topics: CHEST | STACK CHALLENGE | HIP FLEXOR | MOBILITY | ENDURANCE | STANCE | STOMACH