Front Squats-The Down and Dirty

We preach functional movements here and the front squat is near the top of the list of functional movements.   In addition, they have alot of other benefits.  I'm particularly concerned about the first he's listed.  Here's a short article by Josh Bryant:

Josh Bryant

Published: August 13, 2010Posted in: PowerliftingTrainingTags: 

5 Front Squat Advantages
  • Front squats are more quad dominant, bodybuilders like this that are paranoid about getting their butts too big.
  • Front squats are easier on your back because your torso is more erect and obviously less weight is being handled.
  • If you go forward on a front squat you lose the weight, so it ‘s impossible to lean forward too excessively.
  • Front squats are also a good tool to teach someone to back squat with an erect torso.
  • Front squats offer great transference to jerks, push presses and Olympic lifts. More core stabilization is required.

4/4/12

Strength:

Front Squat 8x3@ 50% (Dynamic Effort)

WOD:

10 Min AMRAP

12 Box Jumps (30/24)

14 Knees to Elbows

16 Deadlifts (135/95)