Barbell Front Squat

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Barbell Front Squat

Instructions

Preparation

From rack with barbell upper chest height, position bar on front of shoulders. Cross arms and place hands on top of barbell with upper arms parallel to floor. Dismount bar from rack.

Execution

Squat down by bending hips back while allowing knees to bend forward, keeping back straight and knees pointed same direction as feet. Descend until thighs are just past parallel. Extend knees and hips until legs are straight. Return and repeat.

Comments

Keep head facing forward, back straight and feet flat on floor; equal distribution of weight through fore foot and heel. Knees should point same direction as feet throughout movement. See Squat Analysis. Also see weightlifting style Front Squat.

Classification

 Utility: Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Push

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