❗️Front Squats ❗️
The front squat, an exercise that is heavily overshadowed by the typical barbell back squat however, has many beneficial adaptations when performed correctly:
✅Increases anterior core strength
✅Improves back squat and deadlift strength
✅Improves athletic performance
Firstly, the upright position during a front squat is similar to those seen during jumping, bounding and sprinting. Therefore, building strength in the exercise, in particular knee and hip extension, will ultimately have a direct effect on these athletic movements.
Secondly, due to the bar position during the front squat a heavy load tries to pull the hips into flexion. Avoiding this requires the anterior core to stay active throughout full range leading to increase in core stability, essential for athletic performance.
The Front Squat is MUST