The FRONT SQUAT is often simply not done because people can’t use as much weight as they do with the back squat It gets discarded in the same pile as the subscapularis pull-up by those who avoid the difficult, productive lifts 👉Here are 7 good reasons you should do front squat -
REASON 1 : Front squat builds more quadriceps that back squat Look at the quadriceps development of Olympic lifters; most of it comes from slaving away for years at the front squat. It is the first exercise Charles gave as a plateau buster to someone who has spent far too much time on the back squats.
REASON 2 : It is a true measure of athletic strength Over the years, Charles has used the front squat in predictor lifts formulas to assess one’s sport performance. For example, in speed skating the front squat combined to the incline press can establish very accurately your 500 meters skating time. In bobsleigh, knowing how much you can front squat, close grip bench press and power clean can estimate your start time with the sled. * to find out more about those formulas, you can take an Mastery of Program Design seminar -
REASON 3 : Front squats are easier on your back and knees than back squats Because you have to keep an upright position to front squat properly, the shear forces (NOTE: doit être modifié sur l’image aussi) on the knees and spine are far lower without negatively impacting on the muscle recruitment. -
REASON 4 : Front squats are safer than back squats If you lean forward in the front squat, you are at risk of a major injury. Dropping the bar on your quads as you fail to make the concentric range makes a nasty YouTube video. -
REASON 5 : Front squats can improve your back squats Anybody who does a front squat cycle improves their back squat. The reverse is not necessarily true. -
REASON 6 : The front squat improves your flexibility You can’t front properly unless your flexibility is stellar. From the ankles through the wrist. Actually one of the most popular and appreciated module in the Poliquin /Klokov tour was Charles short-cuts to flexiblity in the front squat -
REASON 7 : Front squat has a high transfer to Olympic
Bar path, bar path, BAR PATH!!!!
🐫 quads and shoulders for the mid week sesh.... Another one for you all to try. Back to that evil front squat. Close stance. No lockout. Heels elevated. 🔹Take it to the next level, 4 sets of 8... 8 second hold on the last rep... ➡️SWIPE RIGHT to see me die ➡️
So tired ☹️.
Everything feels heavy.
Christmas Stress, work stress, family drama, taking in new clients, keeping existing clients, trying to keep a kid in check, trying to keep a husband happy and IM SICK 😷 . .
But, I did barrel roll out of bed at 4:10 this morning and I did exactly what I planned to do. All of it. Didn’t miss one rep, didn’t lower any weight. Just fucking did it. .
It shouldn’t be weird, but it definitely FEELS weird to be proud of myself. There are a lot of people out there, that hit snooze when they feel tired or stressed or exhausted. .
Luckily, I’ve made this a lifelong habit and that is honestly what I started for. I remember wishing one day, that I would want to go to the gym when I had a day off, or was stressed- rather than go to sleep or go to the bar or just fall off the wagon and today is one of the many days I’ve had, the past couple of years, when I’m like DAYUM, I’m making good choices WOULD YA JUST LOOK AT IT😭. .
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No greater feeling than being strong and powerful 🔥#202strong
Never skip the legday
5 x 117 kg
3 x 123 kg
1 x 129 kg
1 x 132 kg
1 x 135 kg ( in the video)
4 x 90 kg
4 x 93 kg
4 x 97 kg
Road to double bodyweight backsquat
#squats #hardworkpaysoffs #neverskiplegday
I have to brag about this girl again. You have no idea how proud I am of her! She came to me doing mainly cardio based workouts, and wanted to learn more about lifting and strength training. She is doing AMAZING! Every week her strength is going up, she crushes every workout I give her to do on her own, and is always up for learning something new! Today we started on front squats, and just as I imagined, it came natural and she made it look easy even though she’s never done them before! .
What makes me even more proud is the fact that she is going away on vacation for 10 days and she looked up the hotel to see if it had a gym, and wants to plan some workouts when she gets there! @hopetoloseit
you’re doing fantastic! Keep it up!! 💪
My knee is getting better!Front Squats are the underdogs of lifts, but I'm working on mine! Let's talk about why:
1.🗒 Although you can't lift as much on a front, they're just as effective as back squats as far as overall muscle recruitment, and you save your back and knees in the process! If you've had meniscus tears like me, this should def be a go-to as you work to improve long term joint health.
2.🗒 Front squatting improves your back squat form. It's easy to compromise form in a back squat, leading to injuries and lack of efficiency. You have to properly hold the weight in a front squat, and its almost impossible to lean too far forward, as happens in the back squat alot. If you can front squat, you can back squat!
3.🗒 Front squats help improve flexibility, strengthen the core, and provide a better foundation for Olympic style lifts such as cleans, jerks and presses. As you can see in the second part of the video, I'm working on those too! Get into it!!! What's your biggest challenge with the front squat? Comment below⬇️ I have poor wrist flexion so I have to use the cross over method😌
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This is part of our gymnastics conditioning piece from from Monday after getting the chesticles fired up from some bench press... I love getting the chance to train with one of the fittest girls in the country 🙌🏽 .
6 x BMU
50 x DU
10 x heavy WB
6 x C2B
Rest 2 min
EMOM 10min (alternating)
15cal Ski / Row
Slow arse clean and jerk 93kg