I used to front squat a lot when I was olympic weightlifting, but for the past few years I have really let them go. I was wondering about their effectiveness for powerlifting. Any powerlifters have thoughts on this? Do you use front squats in your training? How do you work them in? Do you find them effective?
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My personal opinion is that people who exclusively perform low bar back squats often have lacking quads, especially at the knee joint. These people would probably reap a lot of benefit from front squats.
If you squat high bar, olympic style, you probably don’t need to front squat as often as you get plenty of quad work in with your back squats.[/quote]
I completely agree. My competition squat is low bar so I have a day dedicated to front squatting and it helps tremendously. I also like it due to the stress it places on my gut, I hate training abs, so heavy front squats help there as well