Why Front Squats Are Better Than Back Squats
A look at some of the positives to adding front squats in to your workout program.Natural Counter Correction
The majority of gym goers have focused mainly on back squatting. This is great however over time this can lead to strong areas becoming stronger and weaker areas being left weaker. By utilising front squats, you are countering the development of your back squat - and also deadlift to some degree - by posturing in a reverse position - hands up, chest out, shoulders back opposed to hands down, chest down and shoulders forward for back squat and deadlift.Front squats expose weaknesses
Front squats expose your weak areas a lot more than back squats. With back squats it is much easier to ignore or maybe not even discover weak areas as they can easily be covered up by your strong areas. This is great because it allows you to focus on making your weakest areas your strongest for an optimally stronger squat and stronger physique.Posture correction
A lot of people have bad posture due to the bicep and pec minor being over developed by sitting, typing, computer games or just laziness. These muscles become over developed compare to the muscles in the back. Front squats help correct this posterior problem as they expose these weak points - forcing you to correct them as you must be able to control the weight without tipping forward.Front squats work the abdominals more
Who doesn't want to develop their abs further? But besides this, if you have always worked on your back squat, the front squat will help strengthen your abdominals and bring them up to an even balance with the strength of your lower back developed from all of the back squatting.
Two additional front squat tips
- Tip 1 - Wrist Flexibility To Hold The Bar Easier - Stretch biceps and forearms by pushing the palm of your hand thumbs down against the wall.
- Tip 2 - Suck in when you front squat - the opposite to pushing against your weight belt when performing back squats.