They aren’t the best strength indacator at all. The low-bar backsquat is.
Show me one man who can frontsquat 1000+ lbs.
no, you are very wrong. Powerlifters do low bar squats (with suits) to improve leverage, to shorten the lever arm (from the hip) as much as possible, so the force requirements to get the weight up is as small as possible.
Front squatting lengthens your lever arm considerably so the torque needed to move the weight is MUCH greater than back squats.
Thats just simple biomechanics and physics.
Although, most people avoid front squat. (because it’s so friggin tough on your core + you need to swallow your ego) They never take the time to practice and learn the front squat, they never perfect the intramuscular coordination , hence the can’t express their strength with them.
Plus you recover more rapidly with front squats and they give you nice quads as well. They are invaluable for athletics as well
Dude, the front squat is a good exercise. So is a regular squat. If you like front squats more, that is great for you.
But you don’t have to knock down the classic back squat. If the front squat is a better test of strength, why isn’t it used in powerlifting meats?
It’s OK to like both front and back squats. Some prefer one over the other, but you don’t have to make a point to claim how much greater one lift is over the other.