If building muscle is your thing then you’ve probably found yourself singing “squats, squats, squats — everybody” — you know the tune we’re thinking of. They are a staple in many routines. The thing is this, if you’re not doing them properly, then they aren’t beneficial. Thankfully, Blake Lively’s trainer spilled the beans on something that will benefit us all.
Weighted squats, especially using a kettlebell, add a level of complexity to your workout that can make you even stronger. But…you have to be positioned properly. On Tuesday, Don Saladino, celebrity trainer and co-founder of NYC-based Drive495 gym, shared an Instagram video that sets the record straight.
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Day 242 of #don365 demonstrates a “single arm rack squat.” – I love squatting in the rack position because it allows you to squat with much more ease. It also destroys the abs and core. 🔥🔥🔥 – @drive_clubs #suitupwithdon #toneupwithdon #donsaladino #squat #legworkout #absworkout #coreworkout • • • • • #transformationtuesday #trendytuesday #tiptuesday #tuesdaytrivia #traveltuesday #tuesdaytraining #tuesdaytunes #tuesdaytip #tuesdayvibes #goodnewstues #takemebacktuesday #tastytuesday
The move, which he calls “single-arm rack squats,” mimics how you’d position yourself if you were holding an actual barbell in front of you and can be a true game-changer for your whole squat game.