Goblet Kettlebell Squats: Which Side Points Upward?

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Hi Everyone,

Just curious, on goblet kettlebell squats, which side points upwards? The handle or the big weight belly?

For some reason, I could never find a definitive answer. I wonder if it makes any difference at all.
 

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The handle obviously. Holding an 80lb KB belly side up is just asking for all kinds of trouble.
 

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Thanks. Is there actually scientific research on this?

I have always held it by the handle. Yet, I worry that I am not getting as much resistance as if the KB belly was up.
 
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Thanks. Is there actually scientific research on this?

I have always held it by the handle. Yet, I worry that I am not getting as much resistance as if the KB belly was up.
why would you belly up? why not belly down and cup it?
 

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So, according to science research, what is the best grip?

Handle up-belly down? Belly up-handle down? Or, handle up-but cupping hands from the bottom?
 

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I have always held the handle but with the bell flipped upside down. Pretty common method but whatever works best for you is what you should do.
 

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