Gunslinger has it right. The same rules apply for a FS as do for a BS. Keep your abs tight, and drive out of the hole. You will lean forward some, but it depends on specific muscular strength and your levers, just like with a back squat.
Here’s me doing 355, and you’ll notice I drift back a little bit about parallel. This is an older video, and I have gotten stronger since, so I don’t drift as much now.
My sticking point is about parallel, front or back squat, so I tend to move to where I am strongest. Also, as you add more weight, your weight distribution and center of gravity both change, meaning that your form will change.
What kind of grip do you use, and how far in do you hold the bar?
There’s been a lot of talk lately about incorporating front squats because some find them easier on their backs compared to back squats.
The problem is that my front squat looks like CW’s in the picture attached. (Note to fanboys: this is NOT a knock on CW!) Granted it could just be a bad picture of him.
Because they require me to lean forward so much I ditched them.
I’d like to eventually give them another try, but not if it means that my form is going to look like a back squat. It really defeats the purpose of the exercise for me.
Anyways, who here has had this problem and overcome it. If so, how.
And if you have a picture or vid of yourself performing them, I’d love to see your form.
Nice front squat. But here is the problem. You are short. Even you had a bit of a lean and yes you say your stronger now but at a certain height front squats are not, not possible to do with a straight back. Just will not happen.
I had Mike Boyle for a class at Umass-Boston and he played a video one day of some asian NBA prospect front squatting. He could back squat pretty decent, but his front squat was just not happening and it didnt look like a matter of strength, it was a fucking train wreck, and while this guy was 6’10" it shows Chad is heading toward that end of the spectrum. Lets see some front squats of T-Nation guys 6’3" and up.