Barbell Front Squat

  • HOW: Place the barbell in the crease of your shoulders. Bend your elbows and place your hands palm up underneath the barbell. If you don’t have the flexibility, you can simply use a few fingers as well. Or, you can switch to a different front rack position. Once you feel the barbell is stable, descend into a normal front squat pattern.
  • FEEL: You should feel your legs working, but even more so your quadriceps muscles working.
  • COMPENSATION: Keep your torso upright. Do not lean forward too much and “dump” the barbell forward, as it will roll off your shoulders!

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