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07-23-2006, 10:00 PM
Can someone explain to me the difference between front squats and regular (on the shoulder) squats? I understand the mechanics of each movement... I just wonder how they work the quads differently (if differently at all.) Thanks! :)

07-24-2006, 01:07 AM
Front squats will put more of an emphasis on your quads whereas back squats will also target your glutes and hammies just as much as your quads.

Ever notice how big the quads are on Oly lifters?

07-24-2006, 07:53 AM
Good to know - thanks. I figured it put more of an emphasis on the quads simply because of the positioning of the bar - front vs. back. But thanks for the clarification.