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Front Squatting with Straps


#1

I tried front squatting with straps today. It was okay up to 110kg , then it got awkward. Have any of you used straps for front squatting with success?


#2

[quote]decimation wrote:
I tried front squatting with straps today. It was okay up to 110kg , then it got awkward. Have any of you used straps for front squatting with success?
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Yes have front squat well into the 400s with the style.


#3

It was difficult using straps when I pulled the bar up with my arms to keep it from rolling forward. Now I instead concentrate on back tightness and keeping my chest up while trying to reduce the amount of force going through my wrists and it feels a lot better (with and without straps).