|05-04-2013, 07:40 AM||#31|
Join Date: Feb 2013
Fav Exercise: Squat
Fav Supp: Oxidane
i have tried both grips for front squat and have felt that the clean grip is more stable for me. it was more difficult for me to keep my elbows up with the cross-hands grip.
in terms of finger slippage, that hasn't affected my lifts. i start with 3 fingers on the bar, but since my index and middle fingers seem to be the main stabilizers, the ring fingers almost always slip off. sometimes i even start with just the 2 fingers anyway.
but i've found high elbows to be the most important point rather than the fingers. in fact, when i'm working with light weight, i sometimes don't use any fingers at all -- the bar just sits comfortably in the delt+pec groove when my elbows are high. when i'm able to do this -- i've only done it with around 135 lbs. -- it feels the most comfortable/natural, and i actually feel like my form is better.
|05-04-2013, 09:22 AM||#32|
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Fort Bragg, NC
Training Exp: 4
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Dips
This guy has a ton of good videos on the front squat. Here's a good one:
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|05-05-2013, 08:03 AM||#33|
Join Date: Feb 2013
when front squating i put the barbell on my chest and supporting it with my fingers
like the olympic lifters
find it alo more easier than back squat
|06-05-2013, 03:52 AM||#34|
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Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Bombay, India
Training Exp: 9 years
Training Type: Other
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Fav Supp: Dymatize Elite Whey
Oly grip is the most stable. I've seen people use wraps to keep the barbell in place though.
|09-14-2013, 11:16 PM||#35|
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Training Exp: 3 years+
Fav Exercise: front squat
Fav Supp: whey protein
Sometimes the front squat hurts my collar bone a bit but I found my technique was off a bit, it's important to really bring the elbows up and in while puffing out the chest. I started doing front squats because I find it easier on my lower back and I really like them in combination with RDL.
|10-21-2013, 10:37 PM||#36|
Join Date: Oct 2013
Training Type: Strongman
Fav Exercise: Log Press
I am by no means an expert, but typically you want the bar to sit across your delts so that's its neither falling forward, but also not restricting your breathing. It is very important to keep the bar high enough up that you can keep your thoracic spine extended and not just dump the weight forward.
Also, it can vary quite a bit based on personal leverages, stronger vs weaker muscle groups, and how you back squat. I use a fairly upright squat style, a moderate stance with lots of quad in the lift. Therefore, my front squat is fairly close to my back squat. I think that generally, 75-80% of your back squat is a good goal.
Axle Press (270x4), Log Press (255x1), Farmer's (215/hand, 50 ft), Strict Press (225x1
Last edited by CountryFriedMuscle; 10-22-2013 at 08:18 AM.
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