Doorbusters Up to 60% Off Doorbusters Up to 60% Off SHOP NOW
Steel Club Exercise: 2-Hand Side Shouldered Squat

Steel Club Exercise: 2-Hand Side Shouldered Squat

Written by
August 21, 2014
Category: Fitness


The 2-Hand Side Shouldered Squat makes a simple change to the 2-Hand Shouldered Squat by rotating the torso and Steel Club approximately 90 degrees from straight. This subtle change makes the drill much more challenging to control knee position. The amount of work that is transferred into the hips as a result makes this drill a great variant and preparatory drill for more dynamic exercises built from this position.

Exercise Steps

Step 1: Clean the Steel Club into the Ready Position aligned with the shoulder of the top hand.

Step 2: Rest the weighted end of the Steel Club on the meaty portion of the shoulder avoiding bony profiles while keeping your elbows in to the ribs.

Step 3: Rotate both the Steel Club and your torso to as close to 90 degrees as possible towards the top hand.

Step 4: Lower yourself into a deep squat keeping your spine vertical and your chest up and continuing to look down the barrel as it points to the side.

Step 5: Maintain an upright posture and as you stand out of the squat. Repeat.

John Wolf is Onnit's Chief Fitness Officer, and an expert in unconventional training methods such as kettlebell, steel club, and suspension training. With 15-plus years of experience in the fitness industry, he has worked with rehab clients and athletes of all levels. He moves like Spider Man and can deadlift more than 500 pounds any day of the week.
Free shipping is offered on orders with a minimum subtotal of $100 less discounts. Free shipping is only available in the contiguous U.S. and excludes Fitness and Digital items.
For media inquiries please contact us at
With a subscription, you'll get your favorite Onnit products whenever you want at 15% off MSRP unless otherwise noted. All automatic, worry free, and with our same great money back guarantee.
Cancel or adjust your order at any time, hassle free. Your payment method will only be charged right before your order ships. The discount applied every time is 15% off MSRP (unless otherwise noted) or the current sale discount, whichever is greater. For more information, see the complete Onnit Subscription Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions.

Secure Shopping

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access any information on our website. We incorporate physical, electronic, and administrative procedures to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information, including Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for the encryption of all financial transactions through the website. We use industry-standard, 256bit SSL encryption to protect your personal information online, and we also take several steps to protect your personal information in our facilities. For example, when you visit the website, you access servers that are kept in a secure physical environment, behind a locked cage and a hardware firewall. After a transaction, your credit card information is not stored on our servers.