Originally Posted by SCStrong
I am the opposite- the front squats seem easier on the back to me- but I have not added any real weight yet. : )
I am the same way. When I have a hurt back and can't squat I can still front squat with little to no lower back issues. I've read that because of the mechanics of the front squat, the upper back absorbs more of the "strain"(forgive my weak vocabulary) than the lower back.