I do front squats using the cross arm method. My form is good, but my arms are always sore. I use to do this exercise before I stopped training due to an injury and don’t recall having this pain in my arm where the bar rests.
Will this go away after a while or is this to be expected with this exercise?[/quote]
No can say for sure if the pain will go away. It could be intial shock and soreness from the position, but it could also be caused by a pinched nerve or something else.
I don’t like that particular method. I prefer doing it like Olympic lifters, or for those who don’t or can’t do it that way, you can use straps to hold the bar in a position similar to the bodybuilder’s crossover position, but it’s safer and puts less stress on the wrists. I believe there was a photo of this type of front squat in a recent article.
Lower is better. If you have the flexibility and don’t have pain when squatting low, then there is nothing wrong with going down until your butt almost touches the floor. That’s how I squat.