If you hold your front squat with a clean grip - which is the only way you could hold the bar without a squat rack - I would think that front squats for 20 reps would put a lot of stress on the wrists. I would advise against doing them for that reason.[/quote]
Good point, but I can clean the bar then switch to the arms crossed position. Then I’ll be pushing it into my throat, though…
Your profile lists your goals as “size, power, health and looks.” The 20 rep squat has achieved a type of mythical status, but there are many better ways to achieve these goals other than the 20 rep squat. For instance, deadlifts for 10 sets of 3 reps using abou 80% of your max are an excellent choice for strength and size.[/quote]
I wanted to try 20-rep squats for variety and see what they do. I’ve been doing hack squats with low reps for what, four months now? But I haven’t done 10x3 deadlifts yet so I can do those as well.
OK, maybe the best answer is to get a pair of sawhorses and do heavy front squats…