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    Question Progression with Front Squats by doing more reps? Help!

    Hi!

    Can you guys give me some tips how to front squat for more reps?
    I can't even do 8 reps with 70% of my max.

    Can you give me some ideas how to work on this?

    There are videos where guys squat even 20 reps,
    and I can't imagine how could they hold the bar for so long in the rack.
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    I wouldn't use front squat as a high rep exercise. 8 reps for me would be the absolute max. However if your goal is to get better at front squatting, then front squat more often.
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    front squats is hard to do alot of reps with. you have to keep that upper back tightness throughout and your elbows up. The downside with front squats is IMO that your upper back often gives before your legs, especially for high reps and it is a lot harder to maintain good form for high reps.

    Not that it isn't possible or that you can't, just my experience. I'd just focus on trying to add more weight on the bar and working between 3-8 reps. Other than that work on your mobility.
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    strengthening your upper back as much as possible
    ensuring the bar is always behind your delts and not in your hands
    becoming a complete and utter psychotic masochist

    Front Squat more, heavy supra-maximal front rack holds, clean and press/jerk more.

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    Not sure why you're after more reps for Front Squat. Generally, in Olympic Weightlifting, we do not do more than 5 reps a set. If you want more reps, do more sets. I've seen lifters do 5x5, or even 10 sets of 3-5 reps. Doing upwards of 8-10, or god forbid 20 reps, is very difficult without your back giving out and rounding.
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    Originally Posted by WolfRose7 View Post
    heavy supra-maximal front rack holds
    ^^^^This for sure^^^
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    Lighten the weight and work the reps.
    Good advise above ^^^,front squats aren't typically a rep movement and upper back endurance/weakness would be something to look at and maybe focus on.
    You want to be good at front squats then front squat frequently.
    Maybe some good mornings to help.
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    Id say 8 reps is pretty high volume for front squats
    Youre trading off the strength of your quads vs the strength of your upper back. If you have strong quads and weaker back then low rep might be better. Im the opposite so i do sets of 8.
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