I have tried front squats three different ways, with mixed results. I want to hear everyone elses thoughts.
On the shoulders: This is the way I first learned them. You cros your arms and rest the baracross your shoulders. Often ends in barbell hickys and sore shoulders. The bar has a tendancy to spin during the lift and be very uncomfortable.
Clean grip: you hold the bar with your fingers with your hands facing the ceiling. From what I can tell people have more success with this grip. Unfortunatly I don’t have to wrist flexibilty to achieve this, that is something I am working on.
Strongman grip: I tried this a couple night ago in the search for a solution. I don’t know if other people have tried it. I basically cradled the bar across my forearms like they do in the comps where tehy walk in circle with weightas much as possible. I think it takes all lot of the good point out of the front squat, but may not be bad training for a wannabe strongman like me. It should probably be done seperatly from front squats.
What have you guys/gals used with success?