just did lunges and split squats for the first time yesterday evening (a few hours ago) 225x5 each leg on both exercises, gonna try and jump up to 250x5 next week.
Which lift is better for overall leg development, front or back squats? I can't do back squats right now due to an injury, but front squats can be done fine.
Pretty sure front squats are just more of a quad loaded exercise. Back squats are more hamstring and glute loaded exercise.
I would just say back squats seeing as more weight, usually, is being distributed throughout your muscles but i dont know any scientific evidence about it.
what kind of injury do you have?
Left knee doesn't like it when I do back squats. It hurts the farther I go past parallel.
hmmm and front squats dont hurt your knees? that's weird. have you tried a wider stance on back squats? that seemed to help my knee pain
definately back squats, front squats is just an isolation of the quads, back works glutes,quads, and hamms
Front squats are okay on my left knee, which is odd considering back squats hurt it. I'll try the wide stance tomorrow.
405 x 6 ATG at 256lbs,
anymore than 225 or so i feel like my shoulders are gonna fall of
Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. -Rippetoe
I just hit a PR of 245 at ~175lb w00t
410LBS X 2 Hoping to put another 50-80 lbs on that in the next 6 months though.
Should have had an 'Over 700lbs' option on the poll in case Mark Henry or Hossein Rezazadeh dropped by the forum.