Front squats are important for developing strong legs, but more importantly front squats develop a powerful core (anterior and posterior). Front squats are essential for developing the strength and flexibility required for the clean.
Lots of folks have serious problems getting the bar into a good front rack position. You'll spend some time today working on mobility exercsies designed to open up your wrists, shoulders and lats.
Today's Technique Tuesday video, from the dudes at Barbell Shrugged, offers great technique tips for improving your front squat. Good luck!
Reps for load
Today is a heavy day. We are working strength, flexibility and balance with the front squat. The front squat is a fantastic core strengthener. Don't be surprised if your abs and back are sore tomorrow.
If you know your 1 RM front squat start this rep ladder with 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%, 90% then descend the ladder at 85%, 75%, 65%, 55%. Good luck!
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