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    What is your best Front Squat?


    Front squats are great exercises.

    What is your PR?

    Obviously you must go BELOW a "powerlifting" legal depth. A walkout and unlocking the knees does not a front squat make.

    I'll go first: 350 lbs

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    Why do you ask?

    230kilos~506


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    haven't done em in a while but will be back in the rotation starting week after next. previous best - 405 x 3.

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    Damn, I felt special when I put up 275 a few months back, but in my defense I only weigh about 185.

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    506, so far 315x8lb it's the pain of keeping the bar in place that has kept me from going heavier so i always pussed out, i'm going to get some of those manta ray thingy's that go on the bar to help keep it in place without it really hurting.

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    320..**** does hurt holding in there tho..
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    How many of you guys use the elbows up grip (not sure what esle to call it) vs a arms crossed grip?

    I can't use the elbows up grip worth a DANM! So I have generally used the arms crossed grip. Best would probably be 305x3, not sure I could get it right now as I haven't done them in awhile and I lose strength and technique on this one quick. This lift IMO ranks up there with one of the most painful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryansm
    Why do you ask?

    230kilos~506
    Damn dude you must be a BEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Most ever?

    345 I think.

    Now?

    Probably 275, maybe.


    And yes, ryansm is a beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHAPS
    506, so far 315x8lb it's the pain of keeping the bar in place that has kept me from going heavier so i always pussed out, i'm going to get some of those manta ray thingy's that go on the bar to help keep it in place without it really hurting.
    get a front squat harness . that was my issue and the reason why i stopped doing them. it was choking me out and it hurt my shoulders holding it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtysouthmuscl
    Damn dude you must be a BEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Beelze that's exactly what i was thinking of doing now actually, i'll probably get super weird looks but who cares, lol.

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    506, so far 315x8lb it's the pain of keeping the bar in place that has kept me from going heavier so i always pussed out, i'm going to get some of those manta ray thingy's that go on the bar to help keep it in place without it really hurting.
    I tie 100lbs or so to my waist, like dip belt. Takes the stress off my wrists, and I'm able to do them without a squat rack (which I currently don't have access to)

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    Do you guys put the bar on your shoulders and cross your arms so that your palms are on your delts or do you rest the bar in your palms?

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    Geeez some crazy numbers!! I never tried maxing on the front squat because Im worried about my knees, but usually I hit 225 x 10 after doing regular squats.

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    545 off of a below parallel box using a front squat harness

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    My best was 285... I love them but my knees don't

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    I'm buying the harness i miss these, my legs love em

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtysouthmuscl
    Damn dude you must be a BEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That's a really ludicrous amount of weight. I thought i was doing really well for myself when i hit 305.

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    i don't know if it counts because I do mine in a smith machine (non counterbalanced) so that I can sit back and keep my knees from going foreward.

    with wraps 425x5. I did them this week the first time without wraps. I stopped at 365x5 below paralell, followed by 315 for 3 sets of 5 dropping as low as i could go with my hams stopping against my calves. it was easy but I'll be stepping it up over the next several weeks.

    numbers should be about accurate as I do below paralell Zerchers (squats with bar resting in crook of arm in front of you) with 405x5. That's free weight and walkouts.

    Where do I get one of those front squat harnesses? I would be real interested in that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kabuki
    Where do I get one of those front squat harnesses? I would be real interested in that.
    nevermind...google search fixed me up.

    not to get the thread off topic but for those using a harness, what kind are you using?

    this one looks awesome but is a little spendy
    http://www.frontsquatharness.com/New...te-for-FSH.htm
    anyone using the sting ray?
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/adfit/sting.html
    any others out there?
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    The one i use looks alot like the one on the GS site, i dont know the brand because i just work out at a powerlifting gym and we had it before i arrived. They work well, the bottom will dig into your stomach a bit though.

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    Dang you guys are beasts!

    at 165lbs I hit 315 3 times and 335 once.

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    Ive done 405x2 before, cant recall my bw though. It was many many moons ago.

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    Damn, the best I've done is 235 x 3. Probably could have done a little bit more, but I'm a real stickler for form, and used a 2/3 TUT.

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    God i hate front squats
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    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.

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    ive gotten 315 for 2 or 3 reps and then decided i hate doing front squats and i havent done them since

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripDog View Post
    God i hate front squats
    i second that

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    Ther are felt in my quads. Esp outer sweep when footing is closer together. Love em!

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    Any links to a good description for front squat technique?

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    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.

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    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"

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    Quote Originally Posted by celc5 View Post
    Any links to a good description for front squat technique?
    there you are

    http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/C...rontSquats.mov

    don't laugh at that old lady lifting like a crane

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by smeton_yea View Post

    Regular squats hit the upper mid quads more. i forget the name of this muscle.

    hey,

    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

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    I have no doubt that everyone is a strong mofo... but are these numbers ATF, or parrellel? Because ATF for me is a *****...

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    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

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    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.....

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