What muscles do Front Squat work?
The front squat primarily works the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and core muscles. It also engages the muscles of the lower back, hips, and shoulders to a lesser extent. By positioning the weight in front of the body, the front squat places more emphasis on the quadriceps and core compared to a traditional back squat. Additionally, the front squat can improve posture and increase upper body and core stability.
How do you do a Front Squat?
Here's a step-by-step guide to performing a front squat:
Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding a barbell across your front deltoids with an overhand grip.
Keep your chest up, core engaged, and back straight as you lower your body into a squatting position by bending at the hips and knees.
Go as low as you can while keeping your heels planted on the ground and your knees tracking over your toes.
Push through your heels to return to the starting position, keeping the barbell positioned in front of your body throughout the movement.
Repeat the movement for the desired number of repetitions.
Note: It is important to maintain proper form and engage your core throughout the movement to protect your lower back. You may want to start with a lighter weight and gradually increase the weight as you become more comfortable with the movement.