When I’m looking at quad intensive exercises that I can do, Barbell Hacks are out because I always end up fucking my back/shoulders/something up, and I don’t really feel my quads working anyway.
Front squats however I DO feel hit my quads very well…except I can’t figure out how to do them without damaging my throat/shoulders. At lighter weights it’s not so bad, but whenever the weight gets too heavy I feel like I’m tipping forward. Plus the bar crushes my throat so I have to hold my breath for the whole set because the bar is choking me out. It also rips up my shoulders so they’re bruised to all fuck as well.
I use a cross armed grip, and the bar rests across the top of my chest, and on the indentations on top of my deltoids. How do I fix this, or are you supposed to have black,blue, and purple marks across your throat after doing these?