proper hand placement for front squats?

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  1. KingGargantuan

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    where do you put your hands to hold the bar?
     
  2. khari

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    The same place you'd hold the bar in the clean. For most people that's roughly shoulder width, maybe a little wider.
     
  3. Letifo

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    i cross them over in front and hold the bar on the anterior delts (you can see how ronnie does it in his vid). You just gotta find a comfortable spot to lay them, raise your arms so that they're parallel to the ground and that should help sort of create a "pocket" to set the bar. Might take a week or two to get used to them.
     
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    I do this:
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    in the arms crossed position you can't keep your chest up
     
  6. KingGargantuan

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    yea i tried that shit with an empty bar and it went all over the place. :rofl:

    banging into the rack left and right. this guy next to me had to be laughing inside.
     
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    arms straight out!!

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    Works fine for me :dunno:, but I haven't gone heavy on them yet. I'm sure I won't be able to hold my chest up if I up the weight.
     
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    i always cross my arms, but its always for lower weight atg after doing reg squats.
     
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    any tips on getting your elbows pointing forward when doing a front squat?
     
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    hitmikey DRIVEN FROM WITHIN

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    soooo... what is the consensus here. ive done them with arms crossed in front but i was very unstable.
    i thought this was because i was new to the exercise and still skinny :dunno:
     
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    hmm, i've never noticed that as a problem before, then i just tried to do them with no weight and while i definitely agree it makes it hard to keep your chest up i don't think i agree. I think you can keep it maybe not all the way up, but in a good enough position to do the exercise reasonably.
     
  13. I do them olympic style with the bar resting on my shoulders
     
  14. N-Word-Jim

    N-Word-Jim Cure for boredom

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    I agree with this.

    I never go heavy on front squats. I'll do some higher rep sets on days when I'm doing ME DL just so I make sure my quads get hit hard enough, but with the lower weight I don't have a problem maintaining form.
     
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