Tip: Try the Wobble Squat

Looks crazy, but it's used by strength athletes to train the squat and bulletproof the core. Here's how to do it.

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This is one of our accessory movements when training for strongman. It's a unique way to train the squat hard, but not heavy. Use it to work on your core stability and to work on getting out of the hole of a squat.

The Wobble Squat

You'll need bands and additional weights to do this. I prefer to use mini or light bands and kettlebells. The bells will start to oscillate once you step out, so take time to get stable before starting the descent of the squat.

The wobble squat requires the lifter to control the weight against chaotic forces. With the proper load, these squats can be used for both hypertrophy and conditioning because you're fighting the aforementioned chaotic forces and you're experiencing some significant time under tension. These squats are great to increase core strength and depth because the descent must be purposeful and controlled. Do them for sets of 5.

Chad Coy has competed as a Pro Strongman since 1998. He served as the alternate to World's Strongest Man in 2001, and competed 10 times in the open America’s Strongest Man. After transferring to the Masters division, he has won 3 national titles, been runner up 3 times, and competed at the World Championships 5 times. He currently lives in Bloomington, IL, where he serves as the Director of Method Sports Performance. Follow Chad Coy on Facebook