i…like…love to do front squat to a box. i’ve worked up to 605 and felt they have really increased my back squat. i rotate every other week with front and back squats. most importantly doing heavy front squats to a box has engrained initiating the ascent with my hips, really forcing the knees out and getting the hips through fast.
i’ve posted this before but this isn’t awkward and i think this is a sufficient weight to be beneficial:)
I hate to admit that I actually read the youtube comments, but I noticed that you posted this a few months ago…
thanks!! actually i’m more comfortable doing a front squat than a back squat.
i don’t do front squats to a box anymore though. they don’t transfer very well to my raw back squat. i do them now to pins or just full ROM.
Did you decide to keep working them and have a change of heart or did you change up your form some how to make them translate better?[/quote]
i stopped doing them at that time because i was training for a comp and needed to concentrate on my competition squat. i kinda got obsessed with getting my front squat numbers up and i actually lost some of my back squat technique. i really enjoy doing them and will probably get back to doing them heavy but won’t spend as much time on them. I’ll rotate them in with front squats to pins, box squats, full squats, full front squats, paused front squats and zercher’s off pins. these are my bread and butter movements.