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Old 02-28-2011, 05:54 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by PaintedSoul View Post
I was thinking of trying front squats to add something new to my routine. Does anyone do them? I squat at least twice a week and thought these would be good for changing things up a bit.

I was messing around the gym this weekend after my workout and thought I would try out a few light reps. I am not sure how to hold/grip the bar. I was gripping the bar like I do at the top of a power clean but it felt very akward.
The clean grip is one grip. If you look at some old pics of Draper doing them, he used a cross armed overhand grip. I use a grip a friend of mine showed me. I grip with an overhand grip on either side of the center knurling. With all of them, remember to keep your elbows pointing out and inside of your shoulders.



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