Anyone squat twice a week??
03-10-2009 12:22 PM
Front Squats concentrate on your quads with less impact on your knees because your body stays in a more upright position.
Originally Posted by buuzer0
The hardest part of the front squat is getting used to the bar across your shoulders. It takes a long time to get used especially when you start adding real weight.
There are 2 grips you can take. One grip is the clean grip where you grip it like a clean before you unrack. The other is an arms cross grip which I'm not sure why people do, you'll have to ask someone who does them that way.
Personally I get more depth on front squats than I do with back squats but I can only use a powerlifting stance with back squats.
Just remember that since front squats concentrate mainly on your quads you'll probably lift significantly less weight or at least I do.
back squat = 345
front squat = 245
03-10-2009 05:22 PM
Thanks for the pointers. I'll definitely start out with light weight (or the railed/assisted bb) to get the form down. Yeah, most guys I see doing them use the arms cross grip...
I believe that so far the most I've done with back squat is 235...
I'm 6'2, ~195 (finally... couldn't break 190 till i started doing legs!)
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