At a neighborhood gathering the other night, I encountered a chap I had known on and off since he was a little boy almost a quarter-century ago. He proved to be very well versed on matters of fitness--physiology, anatomy, kinesiology and all that good stuff. He was very familiar with all the alternative fitness modes I employ. He opined that the single best exercise for strength and overall fitness one could perform was the kettlebell goblet squat. I routinely perform this exercise whenever I have a kettlebell workout. Typically, I go through two cycles of a half dozen exercises in the course of a KB workout. Today, I did seven goblet squats with the 32-kg bell and about 25 reps with my 24-kg. I'll be curious see what results these give me in the course of a couple months. My impromptu instructor is certainly a big, husky guy but perhaps carrying more flesh than is desirable for a truly aesthetic physique. However, one could say the same of many strongmen, powerlifters, wrestlers and others involved in strength sports.