Are front squats bad for your neck?

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    Are front squats bad for your neck?


    I was talking to my friend who has worked out since before I was born and he told me front squats are bad for your neck.

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    No. If anything they are hard on the shoulders.
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    They get me more in the upper-middle back than in the neck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerickVonD View Post
    I was talking to my friend who has worked out since before I was born and he told me front squats are bad for your neck.
    No, front squats are not bad for your neck. They're not bad for anything unless you have exceptionally terrible form; which is hard to do, since they're one of those exercises that FORCES good technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guejsn View Post
    No, front squats are not bad for you neck. They're not bad for anything unless you have exceptionally terrible form; which is hard to do, since they're one of those exercises that FORCES good technique.

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    it could he hard on the shoulders if it starts to roll down your arms. you have to make sure that you keep your upper back "tight" so that you keep the form throughout. squats, if anything, would be hard on your neck because the weight is directly on the neck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dropshot001 View Post
    it could he hard on the shoulders if it starts to roll down your arms. you have to make sure that you keep your upper back "tight" so that you keep the form throughout. squats, if anything, would be hard on your neck because the weight is directly on the neck.
    The weight should only be that close to your neck if your doing high bar squats. Otherwise, it should rest on your scapula. And i do find front squats hard on my shoulders, and my form is not bad, Its just an off movement for myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dedlifter1 View Post
    The weight should only be that close to your neck if your doing high bar squats. Otherwise, it should rest on your scapula. And i do find front squats hard on my shoulders, and my form is not bad, Its just an off movement for myself.
    should have been a little clearer. with that one. i am not a true high bar squatter, but the pressure that it puts on the neck region just through the sheer weight in the general area and the somewhat awkward position the neck is put in (with the arch, the looking upward, etc) has caused my neck to be bugged by back squats.
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