Question about front squats

  1. Question about front squats


    For those of you that do front squats, which grip do you use? Oly style with wrists bent back, or the cross armed way?

  2. Question about front squats


    Wrist bent back. Index and middle finger only which allows better comfort. Crossed arms feels weird and uncomfortable
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  3. Cross arm is so much more comfortable for me. I can hold the barbell that way all day. My wrists feel like they'll break off olympic style

  4. Quote Originally Posted by ericos_bob View Post
    Cross arm is so much more comfortable for me. I can hold the barbell that way all day. My wrists feel like they'll break off olympic style
    Yeah I always did them oly style and dudes at the gym would shake their heads and motion to each other the cross arm grip, like I was doing it wrong.

  5. I loop straps around the bar and grab the straps instead
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by AlexPowell View Post
    I loop straps around the bar and grab the straps instead
    Yep, if you lack the flexibility for a clean grip this is the next best option for sure.....

  7. Oly style with wrists bent back

    It was nearly impossible at the beginning but by time got used to it and wrists and lats flexibility increased
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    I prefer the crossed arms position. If itís good enough for Tom Platz itís more than good enough for me lol.
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  9. I wish I had the mobility to do OLY style. I have to cross mine

  10. Lightweight I do OLY and if Iím going heavier I do cross. Trying to get the flexibility the do oly all the time, I donít like the way my shoulders roll forward when I cross my arms.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by jdm23 View Post
    Lightweight I do OLY and if I’m going heavier I do cross. Trying to get the flexibility the do oly all the time, I don’t like the way my shoulders roll forward when I cross my arms.
    That exactly why using the straps as @AlexPowell suggested is a better option. Much easier to keep elbows up

  12. crossed arms here.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by jrock645 View Post
    For those of you that do front squats, which grip do you use? Oly style with wrists bent back, or the cross armed way?
    Oly style

  14. Quote Originally Posted by jrock645 View Post
    For those of you that do front squats, which grip do you use? Oly style with wrists bent back, or the cross armed way?
    I lack the wrist mobility for oly style, so I go with cross. However, arms crossed isn't about the arms, it's about positioning the bar well on the front delts and keeping the upper body upright. Technically, as soon as the bar is stable, one can uncross their arms.

    If one has issues with the arms crossed but lacks wrist mobility, using wrist straps is a great way to work around those issues.

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    Lastly, Zercher squats. It may not work entirely as a front squat, but a very close alternative
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  15. Quote Originally Posted by AntM1564 View Post
    I lack the wrist mobility for oly style, so I go with cross. However, arms crossed isn't about the arms, it's about positioning the bar well on the front delts and keeping the upper body upright. Technically, as soon as the bar is stable, one can uncross their arms.

    If one has issues with the arms crossed but lacks wrist mobility, using wrist straps is a great way to work around those issues.

    https://drjohnrusin.com/front-squat/

    Lastly, Zercher squats. It may not work entirely as a front squat, but a very close alternative
    Zerchers are just an awesome exercise anyway lol

    I’ll use them as an ab exercise on the end of a leg session. You ever tried it with a slosh pipe?

  16. those performing zercher squat, are you picking up the bar from the floor? I find it almost impossible to do so.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by Rostam View Post
    those performing zercher squat, are you picking up the bar from the floor? I find it almost impossible to do so.
    Out of a rack bro, or off blocks if I’m using the slosh pipe

  18. Quote Originally Posted by Whisky View Post
    Zerchers are just an awesome exercise anyway lol

    I’ll use them as an ab exercise on the end of a leg session. You ever tried it with a slosh pipe?
    I've never performed them actually. It looks painful on the arm crease.
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    yes it is. At least for me. I perform it very rarely and only with light weights.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by AntM1564 View Post
    I've never performed them actually. It looks painful on the arm crease.
    I have a thick axle bar which helps massively. You can also use MMA style pads on the arms. The slosh pipe is a really thick piece of pvc anyway so it’s ideal. There’s a few options.....

  21. Just ordered a lifting belt today. Used to have one but lost it or something. Have a wrecked back so wont be doin heavy squats any time soon but will start very light high rep(20-50) squats soon.
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  22. Crossed arms for me. If you wish to get good at weightlifting you should learn a proper rack position, but Iím just trying to get jacked.

    Seems like crossed arms worked alright for big Derek Kendall a few years back:

    https://youtu.be/Mx6U69RObPg

    Jezza Uepa has done 400kg/881 since then cross-armed.
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  23. crossed arms here, but honestly whatever works for you and keeps you from getting injured is the way to go.
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  24. Quote Originally Posted by jrock645 View Post
    For those of you that do front squats, which grip do you use? Oly style with wrists bent back, or the cross armed way?
    Front rack clean position.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by jrock645 View Post
    For those of you that do front squats, which grip do you use? Oly style with wrists bent back, or the cross armed way?
    I prefer cross arms. Because wrists are don't needed here
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