Exercise: Barbell front squat
Type: Compound push
Target muscles: Quadriceps (Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Intermedius, Vastus Medialis, and Rectus Femoris)
Synergists: Gluteus Maximus, Adductor Magnus, and Soleus
Dynamic stabilizers: Hamstrings and Gastrocnemius
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The barbell squat and barbell front squat work the same target and synergistic muscles. However, the barbell front squat recruits more stabilizers, including various back muscles, your shoulders, and your chest. What’s more, although the stabilizers of both exercises include your abs and lower back, the barbell squat puts more emphasis on your lower back.
The barbell front squat is more advanced than the barbell squat; however, it is not as effective at building mass because it doesn’t permit as much weight to be lifted.
Keep your back straight, torso upright, head facing forward, and feet flat.
Keep your knees and feet pointing in the same direction.
If you don't have the flexibility to place your fingers under the barbell (as in the image), you can cross your arms and place your hands on top of the barbell.
Start light and add weight gradually, allowing your legs and lower back time to adapt.
If lifting heavy, have a spotter ready, or use a squat/power rack.
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