The front squat is an exercise that we do not use as much as we once did – we tend to favour single leg squat variations a little more these days, but it is still a foundation exercise that we teach to all of our athletes, so I wanted to share it with you today.
Why not the back squat you ask? There are lots of reasons, but to paraphrase one of my mentors Mike Boyle, ‘it is hard to front squat heavy with bad form’ – – although I have seen people try :). Whereas go into any gym and you can see people back squatting very heavy loads with a rounded lower back for example.
So here is your video lesson on the front squat – make sure you start light, make sure your technique is perfect and get help from a qualified and experienced trainer if you are not sure you are doing it right.
If you cannot see the video above, just click this link ==> http://youtu.be/TfHzGLK5KMw
If you do not have the mobility to keep your elbows up, get working on your lat mobility and you can use this strategy to help you in the meantime, but ween off this over the course of 4-6 weeks. See video below…
If you cannot see the video above, just click this link ==> http://youtu.be/FGqOjChGx5U
That’s it, that’s all – have a beauty day!