When did you realise front squats are far superior to back squats?

When did you realise front squats are far superior to back squats?

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I do not like them therefore I will not do them

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's for the best.
      You ultimately know what best for your body, not some internet retard.
      If you honestly try an exercise don't like it, it's probably for a reason.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >You ultimately know what best for your body
        >Why would you listen to someone on the internet?
        >Just because they're bigger and stronger doesn't mean they know better
        >Don't listen to those dieticians, you know your body better!
        >Coaches will never know your body. Just do what feels good!
        >Why would you do hard things when your body already knows best?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Strawmanning

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous
    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      formlet & posturelet identified

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    when back squats hurt my elbows and low back every time. fuck em. deadlift then front squat every lower day. feels good man

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lol I do the opposite. Deadlifts fuck me up and squats are ok. I used to prefer front squats, but now I do back squats and hip thrusts to target the posterior chain that would normally fall to deadlifts.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    notice the losers who make these threads never post their own pics.
    Let's see your awesome results from front squating you gay dyel loser fatshit moron gay dyel

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Go away rippetoe

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      lmao

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I do both. I high bar backsquat 2 days a week and frontsquat 1 day a week

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Based. I do them both once a week each.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I only want to dk these because inhave stenosis and after a hockey injury back squats cause some reaction. So i think front squats may be a way to keep barbell squats in my program

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I am not a crippled piece of shit that can't back squat so i do both.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    zerchers are the best

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      seems like carrying a barbell on your elbows can be quite limiting

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Thats because you have weak elbows

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    About 2 months ago. I used to hate doing (back) squats. Now that I´ve made the switch I look forward squats. Love the insane core activation front squats give you.

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is using the crossed arms grip acceptable?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes if you have poor wrist mobility.

      Might be safer too, if you fail a front squat and don't push the bar out of the front rack position you will break both of your arms.

      Moral of the story: don't do a lift you don't know how to bail from.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        if you cross your elbows everyone will know you hvae poor wrist mobility. and in their heads they will mock you. this will make you low status. you wont be invited to grill and pool parties. people will talk behind your back. women will avoid you and complain to management if you say hi.

        the whole gym will know you have poor wrist mobility

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >he doesn't have an alt gym for his embarrassing lifts

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            true, I have a backup gym I use exclusively for barbell hip thrusts and hamstring curls

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            this is a brilliant idea actually

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >walk into gym
            >lay on bench
            >put 10lb plate on head
            >thrash like a dolphin for the next 15 minutes
            >leave

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          No one else at my gym squats more than 3pl8, and I've never even seen anyone else there front squat. I don't care what randos at the gym think of me because I am not insecure. I don't worry about my "gym status", and I don't rely on gym strangers for social interaction because I have real friends. I would also never speak to a w*man.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            jesus christ, I bet you don't even tip the receptionist.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              I go after staffed hours so I never have to interact with anyone who works there.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            if you're that antisocial save your money and get a basic bar and rack for home use as well as at least one pair of bumperplates.

            your squat will most likely be limited by your standing press with no rack, but if you never bother socializing while your there you may as well lift at home if you have space for a bar and rack unless you just really like the tanning booth some have.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          This post made me laugh (yes i know its satire)...right, bros??

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      It throws off your form though, one shoulder will be higher than the other. Maybe switch which arm is on top each set?

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I do feel them a lot more in my quads but they make my wrists hurt

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    front squat worship is a dyel signal.
    >back squats are scary so I do front squats with 135lbs I'm stronger than you by being weaker!!!
    It's like when a benchlet says dips are better

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      okay but what if I'm repping out >3plate on front squat?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        2.5+ plates for reps assuming you just train like a regular Joe on front squat is really impressive, gj lad. Maybe not as good if you're an oly lifter, fatass, and/or midget

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        lol you're not, post quads

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      That’s because dips ARE better.
      >i refuse to elaborate
      >leaves thread

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    they are way harder to progress with. if you do the snatch it makes sense tho

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I see a guy every saturday morning
    >just does barbell hip thrusts, abductor machine and some trx
    >think he's gay
    >turns out im at his alt gym

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      kek

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I used to have them in my routine but I replaced them with zercher squats.

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just do both squat variations on my two leg days. First day is deadlift then front squat, second day is back squat followed by romanian deadlifts

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Front squats have more carry over but back squats are better for building brute strength.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Carry over to what?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Being a pseud

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        oly lifts, which have better carryover into literally everything, denying this is pseudery

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The core activation is GOAT. I never do back squats now.

  18. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    When I realized that back squats dont make sense the point of squatting down is to pick something up and carry it so loading like you would to carry something makes more sense.

    Now I do hack squats, front squats with a bar or kettlebells/dumbell and lunges with thoese bags in the gym that weigh like up to 30kg or dumbbells

    Fuck back squats

  19. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    If the plan is to limit quad growth based on upper back strength, they're great. Otherwise, they're not that special but a fun variation.

  20. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    dyel version of back squats

  21. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    When I saw the fancy boys out class the fat powerlifters who dont even range of motion

  22. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    When I got lazy and just started holding a 50lb dumbbell that I was already using on flat bench under my chin and squatting, and just did a shit ton of reps and feeling like I felt it in my quads more.

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