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The benefits of the front squat are plentiful

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The benefits of the front squat are plentiful

They work the quads, upper back, spinal erectors, and abdominals. They offer more quad mass, greater knee-joint stability and can help improve other strength-sport-related movements. For Olympic weightlifters, the front squat can improve performance in the clean & jerk. For powerlifting, the added quad strength has direct crossover to heavier back squats. For strongmen, improving front-load performance can translate to better performance in loading medleys and the squat. And for CrossFit athletes, it can prepare them for the Quarterfinals. The 2021 CrossFit Games Quarterfinals consisted of five tests. Test four tasked participants to hit a four-rep max (4RM) front squat. Below,...

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