I have never, and will never in my life perform a front squat.

I have never, and will never in my life perform a front squat. If you want to, that's fine, live and let live and all that.

But if you want to tell me that there is anything NATURAL or FUNCTIONAL about this fucking position you can go fuck yourself.

I could sooner see myself shoving both my fists elbow deep in my own ass and doing cartwheels to get around than this shit.

Turning your wrists around 180 degrees and balancing hundreds of kilograms on your writhing fingertips and the most protruding part of your entire skeletal system. NATURAL. FUNCTIONAL.

When has ever, in human history, any living fucking soul tried to carry a lot of weight by balancing it on their fucking COLLARBONE.

Oh we have to get the shiny new anvil to the town blacksmith? Let me just turn my loopy sschwoopy ass hands around press my chin down real good, using only the most robust and practical surface for loading, a JUTTING SLIVER OF BONE UNDER MY NECK to accomplish this. Demented. Grotesque. A mockery of squatting and weight training in general.

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine posting all this shit just for me to say post body and btfo your thread lol

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I agree with you op

    I've never attempted a front squat and never will

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous
  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    zercher squats tho... That's the good shit

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Based zercher enjoyer, if you don’t plan doing the oly zercher is all you need

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    When are you ever going to squat with weight on your back regardless of its its back, front, sumo or whatever? Name one practical application. Moving a heavy suitcase from a high shelf to a slightly lower shelf? The entire exercise is unnecessary from a functional point of view.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I carry the weight of the world all the time

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Atlas carried the sky you dumbass

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you're going to carry heavy a long distance it's much easier to sling it over your shoulders onto your back

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >functional akd natural
    Stop it. Increased muscle mass and neural efficiency is functional. The requisite wrist mobility for a front squat is functional. It doesn't matter how natural the exertion you did to develop it looked. And you don't lose it when you're not holding a barbell.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pic related is how are you going to pick up heavy ass shit of the ground irl and for that you need front squats and deadlifts.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      thats a zerker

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'd zerk'er if you know what I mean.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Disgusting

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    i prefer ssb
    >built in pussy pad
    don't care

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Turning your wrists around 180 degrees and balancing hundreds of kilograms on your writhing fingertips

    That's where you're wrong gay. The bar is resting on your deltoids and the hands are there for better stability. Now post body, DYEL.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >When has ever, in human history, any living fucking soul tried to carry a lot of weight by balancing it on their fucking COLLARBONE.

      Wrong again gay. It's on your deltoids and not collar bone. See

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    That's a lot of text just to say you are a pussy.

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Zercher squats are the most functional exercise, with RDLs as a close second. Everything else is just window dressing.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Deadlifts > RDL.

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just imagine that you are on the ground being choked by a moron and need to free yourself. That's what it feels like with the bar there. With adequate front squat training, you can break any buck out there. This is completely functional.

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I want to do zercher squats, but they hurt my little babby arms when I have the bar in the crook of my elbow

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      How heavy are you lifting? I started super light with them and no pain so far

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I was doing what I considered super light weight at 95lbs

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      here's a pro tip, doctors hate me. Pronate your hands so the bar rests on the brachioradialis muscle belly versus the distal bicipital tendon. Or use an axle.

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Front squat has way more carryover to real life. Zerchers have even more on top of that
    >hey man if you ever need a perfectly balanced bar to be taken from chest height, to the floor, and back to chest height, I'm you're guy, I do lowbar squatting all the time

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      You are a full blown slack jawed retard if you can't see the real life FUNCTIONAL benefit of being able to brace your core and stay stable all the way to parallel and back with a heavy squat. These are functions. Training them to such a level makes it EASY to move your boyfriends couch or whatever is you larp about in your head when avoiding heavy weight because muh natural movement.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        More core bracing on front squat and zerchers, is there not? Very rarely in real life are you lifting something in a way that the first thing to go out is your legs instead of your arms or core.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          There's more core bracing when the weight is heavier. And it's more like never is anything going to give out irl because you've over prepared for it with a few hundred lbs of iron.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          More core bracing with anterior and offset weight. A double kettlebell frotn squat is harder than a barbell front squat, and a sandbag zercher is harder than a barbell zercher, because in the latter cases the weight is more forward.

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    OP? gay? Yes.

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Front squats are difficult in their own way compared to back squats. It's more respectable to do 2 plate atg pause front squat than a 2 plate atg pause back squat. But it is true that doing a 2 plate atg pause squat in general is respectable. Rarely see anyone do atg, never see anyone do atg pause squats.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      2pl8lmao atg front squat is more impressive than a 275 back squat IMO. Your front squat is like 70-80% weaker than your back squat usually

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's functional if you weightlift because you need to get into a front rack position

  18. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >FUNCTIONAL about this fucking position you can go fuck yourself.
    Anon, have you never put a box on a tall shelf?

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