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    does front squat help improve back squat?

    I do weightlifting back squats to gain more power and strength for wrestling, started doing them about a year and half ago, progress isnt that good though, my best is about 460, but even that has gone down to about 440 or so, been thinking of adding front squats to my routine, so the question is pretty much in the thread title, will it help me improve my back squat?

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    They can if your back squat is weak in the areas that a front squat will help.

    They won't really help with the motor pattern, especially if you are doing low-bar powerlifting style back squats

    Front squats helped my back squats becuase my weak points were quads, glutes, and mid back and thats where I feel the most destroyed by front squats
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    They helped mine. At first my posterior chain overpowered everything else and my Quads weren't very strong. Front Squats fixed this quite nicely, and they also improved my speed out of the hole.
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    doesn't help me

    and working bs doesn't help my front squat

    doing more back squats will help your back squat then adding front sqauts

    if goal is total in weightlifting you need to do both-with imo more focus on front squats-

    they both help my pull speed in the lifts and keeping good posture during the pulls. Also front squats help tremendously for clean recovery.
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    Originally Posted by Torrtrefireto View Post
    They can if your back squat is weak in the areas that a front squat will help.

    They won't really help with the motor pattern, especially if you are doing low-bar powerlifting style back squats

    Front squats helped my back squats becuase my weak points were quads, glutes, and mid back and thats where I feel the most destroyed by front squats

    I do high bar squats. Feels like my weakness are my quads, and since the front squat involves more quads, and the back squat is more hips, thought it could help my back squat if my quads get stronger.
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    Originally Posted by ulfhednar View Post
    I do high bar squats. Feels like my weakness are my quads, and since the front squat involves more quads, and the back squat is more hips, thought it could help my back squat if my quads get stronger.
    High bar olympic squats already shift focus more onto quads than hips, glutes and hamstrings than a low bar PL squat... most likely your hamstrings are lacking (which mine are since I've always squatted high bar)
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    it hurt my I do pl back squats and olympic front squats. my back squats went down idk why
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    I don't think so. The only thing that helps the back squat is volume or technique work.

    Then again, Louie Simmons has built an enterprise on training variants of the main compound lifts so who really knows?
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    They probably will, however pretty simple solution, Get ur back squat workout in and add fronts as assistance work. boom
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