I like working only with front squats because when I test my back squat down the line it’s way better.
I think you might be missing some high rep squat advantages if you only do front squats. I find it hard to hold a front squat for more than 6 reps. But you can get higher reps from lunges and other exercises. So go for it.[/quote]
You’re right, i performed FS’s for two months, once every 5 days and i never got used to the pain.
After some time(years) of hating back squats i thought i’d give front squats a try… Because i’m 6ft/1 i found it easier in a way. Anyways, i quit doing back squats for 2 months and now i returned to back squats and let me tell you, i’ve improved so much…
1)Back squats now feel so easy and in comparison to front squats it feels like having sex! That’s mainly because of the extreme pain on the shoulders used by FS, but also because back squats are generally easier.
2)My strength increased alot, which i think partly has to do with the fact that i realised how back squats are cool at the end of the day, having tried the most brutal exercise ever, FS’s!So when i got back to them, it seemed a piece of cake.
I think anyone who’s stuck in back squats should substitute them with front squats for a while. However i don’t think there’s a reason to stop performing back squats, since you can use heavier loads and they hit glutes and lower back so you get more bang for the buck. I personally front squat around 70% of the weight i back squat.