Smith Front Squat

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Smith Front Squat

Instructions

Preparation

With bar upper chest height, grasp bar with overhand shoulder width grip. Position bar on front of shoulders with elbows forward and wrists hyperextended. Place feet under bar. Disengage bar by rotating bar back.

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 to floor. 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 forefeet and heel. Knees should point same direction as feet throughout movement. Also see bodybuilding style Smith Front Squat and Smith Squat Analysis.

Classification

 Utility: Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Push

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