Front Squats

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  1. tekmode

    tekmode Active Member

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    Are they more beneficial then traditional back squats. Also is it supposed to be harder to do, and what muscle groups does it work out?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    for what purpose?
     
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    just overall as opposed to back squats
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    there are no overalls
     
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    building strength in my legs

    i tried them this weekend and it seems to be more difficult, also my legs were more sore than usual.
     
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    I do them once in a while.. should I even bother doing them at all ever so often?
     
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    they will put more of the effort on your quads
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    MR: So let's get off the internet thing and get to some real-world training applications. What kind of things are you experimenting with now? Anything new or exciting?

    AC: I could see myself eliminating back squats with a lot of my clients. I've been playing with taking them out of programs for about a year now (from conversations with Mike Boyle). At a certain point I think the risks of back squats for a non-powerlifter start to outweigh the benefits. I don't see that with front squats/lunges etc. I can also see me drastically reducing all upper body barbell work with my athletes. As well, I think bodyweight-only training is still a largely untapped area.

    Have you seen this: http://www.thehappybody.com/Video/PostureTest.wmv? If your joints don't have that type of mobility and stability - then why are we loading the joints?

    No one is integrating mobility, stability, strength, power and endurance work real well yet. I have some thoughts on how to do that.
     
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    oh ic, thanks
     
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    Does he talk about this further?
     
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    No. He has a bodyweight training dvd though.
     
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    I just tried that. I can't do it with my arms tend to go forward and down to 10 o'clock position when sqautting down.
    Anyone else try it?
     
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    There was a long thread about it before that i started.
     
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    yea i cant come anywhere near doing the posture test and everyone ive showed it to cant do it either, even this girl thats in ballet and has pretty good flexibility
     
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    Same for me. Arms want to go forward as I go down. No suprise though. I have horrible shoulder/upper body flexibility.
     
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    i knew i shouldn't have posted that portion of the answer
     
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