17 (soon 17) year old, 183cm, 80kg
I’m training to become a better hockey player.
Since almost every coach I’ve ever worked with prefer regular back-squats over front-squats I’ve always done back-squats.
Every time I do squats i bend my back a bit to much forward and it has led to a sore back (a pain that I almost only feel immedietly after a workout) and my knees has also become a bit sore. My squat form isn’t perfect so to speak.
However, I have always trained squats, 1-1.5 years back, regularly. And now I’m thinking about changing to Front-Squats before I get a serious injury.
How about it?
Is Front-Squats as good as Back-Squats?
Will I develope my strentgth, explosiveness etc. just as good with Front-Squats as I do with Back-Squats?
Will Front-Squats also be beneficial for hockey?
What do you guys think?
(Offcourse I will continue to try to learn regular back-squats, but it will not be my major excersice anymore)