5 Grips for Squats That Don't Use a Barbell


Goblet Squat Grip: Embrace a dumbbell or kettlebell close to your chest to engage your core and maintain an upright posture during squats. A fantastic choice for beginners!

Zercher Squat Grip: Cradle the barbell in the crook of your elbows, challenging your upper back and core stability while taking the load off your shoulders. A unique squat variation!

Safety Squat Bar Grip: Utilize a specialized safety squat bar with handles to distribute weight evenly and ease shoulder strain, ensuring a comfortable squat experience.

Hack Squat Machine Grip: Opt for a hack squat machine, where the weight is on your shoulders but not your back, reducing pressure and allowing for more targeted leg work.

Front Squat Grip: Rest the barbell on your shoulders, crossing your arms, to maintain an upright torso and target your quads. A challenging but effective squat grip alternative!

Single-Leg Squat Grip: Elevate one foot behind you, holding a dumbbell or kettlebell for added resistance during single-leg squats, improving leg strength and stability.