60 Seconds To Fit: Font Squats vs. Back Squats

September 9, 2014

Fitness Expert James Grage analyzes the front squat versus back squat. Front squat forces you to maintain better posture, because you place the weight on the front of your shoulders. While doing a back squat it is easy to use bad form and lean too far forward. When performing the front squat you must keep you torso upright- otherwise say bye to the bar, maintaining this same level of awareness when doing the back squat forces you to keep good form. The main advantage of the back squat is that you can move more weight and because you can sit back further which creates less knee flexion, reducing the amount of stress on your knees. The front squat is felt more in the quads while the back squat is felt more in the hamstrings and glutes, which why both should be incorporated in your training split.

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