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Old 11-18-2010, 03:57 PM   #1
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Front Squat Check.

This is the final set of 7x1 front squats. This was a 10 lbs pr.

SOrry for the crappy camera angle. All your critiques are appreciated!
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:08 PM   #2
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Re: Front Squat Check.

Nice work! Try to keep that torso straight. Tough to do when you're trying to max though.
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:11 PM   #3
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Re: Front Squat Check.

Thanks!
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Old 11-19-2010, 04:59 PM   #4
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Re: Front Squat Check.

I could be wrong, but when you hit the bottom, it looks like your heals come off the ground a little bit.
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:08 PM   #5
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Re: Front Squat Check.

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I could be wrong, but when you hit the bottom, it looks like your heals come off the ground a little bit.
He was in flat shoes - oly shoes will fix that in a jiffy.

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Old 11-19-2010, 06:25 PM   #6
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Re: Front Squat Check.

it looks like you went straight down. remember on any squat, you gotta send your butt back first then down. it takes some pressure off your knees and helps you stay on your heels.
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:06 AM   #7
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it looks like you went straight down. remember on any squat, you gotta send your butt back first then down. it takes some pressure off your knees and helps you stay on your heels.
Front squat you want to sit straight down. But your right that you need to keep tension in your hamstrings and all the weight on your heals. Regardless of whether you're wearing weightlifting shoes or not.
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Front squat you want to sit straight down. But your right that you need to keep tension in your hamstrings and all the weight on your heals. Regardless of whether you're wearing weightlifting shoes or not.
i'm almost positive it's butt back first on all squats.
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:29 PM   #9
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Re: Front Squat Check.

No it's not - if you were to teach someone butt back on a front squat, the chest and then the elbows drop making it very difficult to progress. The torso stays upright so you break at the knees, then hips.
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:15 PM   #10
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Re: Front Squat Check.

A squat is a squat and all standards and range of motion stay the same. The only thing that changes is where you put the bar. First learn the air squat, butt back always. Dropping straight down in a air squat is bad on your knees, why would that change with weight? it's still important.
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