What is your best Front Squat?
- 03-08-2007, 12:27 PM
- 03-26-2007, 01:21 AM
God i hate front squatsThe LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.-Psalm 18:2
03-26-2007, 05:39 PM
I just sustained my first ever gym related injury from front squats about a month ago. I had 365 crush me to the floor on the third rep. The funny thing is that I got up and finished my workout pain-free. However once I got out of the car at home it hit me and my lower back was destroyed for days.
04-28-2007, 01:24 PM
ive gotten 315 for 2 or 3 reps and then decided i hate doing front squats and i havent done them since
04-28-2007, 01:24 PM
04-30-2007, 01:45 AM
04-30-2007, 03:16 PM
04-30-2007, 11:41 PM
I try to keep from learning forward but man sometimes I feel my lower back trying to straighten , lenthing it, more so than (did I use this word than correctly to all you english/writing scholors or is it then, I took four college classes in Comp/writing and Loved them. I know its not required but it was learnt) front squats.
05-11-2007, 11:10 AM
if it hurts keeping the bar on the chest - I suggest to start getting used to proper weightlifting style
after a while it's much easier
it is my goal to reach 200kg/440lbs
but i'm building a strenght base at the moment and it's only partial (approx 1/3) front sqat , which means a lot more weights, I'll try 290-300kg/638-660lbs this Sunday
I do not check my PR as long as i'm sure it's worth doing, I don't want to block my "psycho-berserker-mad animal thing"
05-11-2007, 11:15 AM
05-12-2007, 03:41 AM
Front Squats work, specifically the outer sweep, is much sorer verses or squat is isnt as sore.
Regular squats hit the upper mid quads more. i forget the name of this muscle. Ill be doing Fronts;a lthough, overall squats seem to make my legs more sore, Im talking Ass to ground squats, below parrell. For now Front squats.
My current eight week routine is front squats but did a shocker this week. Squats and SLDL for hams/quads. went like this , would do a set of squats , wait 3-5 mins then do sldl.Extremely sore.
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05-12-2007, 06:44 AM
how's that possible?
VASTUS MEDIALIS MUSCLE
things you feel are not what what you think it is
each muscle fibre gets the same tension [kg/m^2] all along
chain is as weakas the weakest link
so you can do some difference between work of each head or muscle , but differing stimulation along the lenght of each fibre is a myth
or rather commercial bollocks
05-13-2007, 07:28 PM
I have no doubt that everyone is a strong mofo... but are these numbers ATF, or parrellel? Because ATF for me is a *****...
05-14-2007, 02:05 AM
at least paralell, unless stated it's not
I'm not a fond of full range in any exercise, and I regret I lost f*cking more than 15 years doing full moves, especially for shoulders and biceps
06-03-2007, 03:14 AM
I typically go heavy on my back squats and use higher reps on the front squats. I feel the front squats in my lower back like hell. They tear me up way worse than back squats, but i dig the pain.....
06-04-2007, 05:59 PM
315 is the most I've done. I've tried more, but it was too much to keep my lower back straight and I dumped the weight forward.
06-04-2007, 11:15 PM
This thread is old but oh well. You guys put anything under your heels? I do. I throw a 5lb plate under each foot. I feel it helps balance and realy notice a difference/ focus on the front and side.
06-05-2007, 12:09 AM
06-05-2007, 12:11 AM
06-06-2007, 06:13 PM
Yeah that one's a killer! The back squat/front squat superset is another leg destroyer...My current eight week routine is front squats but did a shocker this week. Squats and SLDL for hams/quads. went like this , would do a set of squats , wait 3-5 mins then do sldl.Extremely sore.
06-06-2007, 06:30 PM
I can't believe this thread is still going. I tried the stingray front squat harness. It blew and was useless, so I've pretty much given up on front squats because I'm not willing to pay for the extra heavy duty squat harness.
For me its a matter of mobility in maintaining shoulders raised in that position with heavy weights.
Here is something similar i was doing earlier this year.
Zercher Squats – till elbows ram the quads 410x5 followed by 430x3 (belt only)
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06-07-2007, 02:35 AM
06-07-2007, 01:13 PM
06-07-2007, 09:28 PM
looks almost like the picture in your avatar. i hold my hands together and then rest the bar in the crook of arms. you'll want an elbow sleeve. I take the part of my sleeve that is on forearm and double it back over to reach the inside of forearm. This way it doesn't really cause any issues.
it will force air out of stomach so don't take forever doing them or you run out of air.
06-28-2007, 01:51 PM
Wow, nice numbers here. 225 here, but yes it hurts the shoulders. I do want to try the front squat harness, it is a great excersise though.
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