This one was highly requested as well. Actually comment down below which exercises you’d like to see me draw!
Anyway, let’s get to the tutorial for the FS. Just like the back squats, the front variation is a great exercise for quad development, even though it placing more more emphasis on the quads and knees and less on hips/glutes, which is why your FS will always be weaker than the back squat .
✅ The main difference with the BS is obviously where the bar gets placed: on the front squat, the barbell will rest on the shoulders, requiring more of an up-right torso. It’s very important to keep in mind the “Elbows up” cue, as this automatically pushes the load on the shoulder shelf.
💪The weight stays mid foot the entire time.
Wrist/elbow/low back pain is typically seen on people who hold the barbell with their wrists on a front rack grip. This automatically lowers the elbows, drawing the barbell forward and increasing the risk of injury.
Always pay attention to where the barbell sits and how the weight distributes on you. Make sure to keep these 3 cues in mind when front squatting.