I've recently added front squats to my routine, and I must say they really hit the legs well. I make sure to go deep on this exercise (whilst although I aim for an ATG back squat, video evidence shows that I actually only go a bit lower than parallel). Anyway, I started with really low weight (44lbs) just to get the feel. This was about a month ago.
I tried 88lbs yesterday, which is still light, and very easy for me in terms of leg strength - BUT, I found it difficult to hold the bar. I use a crossed arm position.
I've read the stickies and I went on exrx:
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...rontSquat.htmlThe front squat is an outstanding variation of the squat, except that it is performed with the barbell resting across the FRONT of the shoulders, in front of the neck. It is a variation which will maximally stress the quadriceps, but can be very difficult to perform from a mechanical perspective.
However, I'd like some video which focuses on the hand/arm position for this exercise. I try to position it on my delts and below my throat and over my upperchest. I woke up with 2 bruises on my shoulder this morning where the bar rested.
I tried watching some videos on youtube but they don't focus on how to correctly position your arms crossed. I'd like some tips about this.
Thread: Front Squats form