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Heavy Front Squat

I just wanted to share some video of one of our lifters front squatting. This is Travis Clark, of Spoon Barbell here in Richardson, TX (just north of Dallas) nailing 402 lbs (182.5kgs) for a double.

He is doing it this way because he injured his hand catching a 170 kg clean and jammed his thumb.

Enjoy!

nice!!

That’s awesome!

I wish I trained at a gym like that!

made it look easy nice work

Phill

Awesome!

Very Nice. If you guys have other vids that’d be cool, it’s always nice to see what other people are doing.

[quote]dl- wrote:
Very Nice. If you guys have other vids that’d be cool, it’s always nice to see what other people are doing.[/quote]

Well, okay, since you asked. Here he is doing back squat with 215 kg (473 lbs) for doubles. Travis did 5 sets with this weight.

but i can’t front squat it hurts my wrists !! :wink:

Smoked it.

NICE!

[quote]swivel wrote:
but i can’t front squat it hurts my wrists !! ;)[/quote]

LOL.

I love the upright squat stands you have there… Any idea how I can make my own?

lol nice spotter on the back squat video

that guy had the potential to get effing crushed!

good thing hes strong…

[quote]dyeguy1212 wrote:
lol nice spotter on the back squat video

that guy had the potential to get effing crushed!

good thing hes strong…[/quote]

Seriously, that back spot seemed to have no idea what he was doing.

I think depth is questionable on all his lifts!

Obviously he’s strong, but I’d like to see more depth in his lifts!

If he went a bit lower, he’d have to put less weight on the bar.

This is a video of my own front squat. I did 190kg - with good depth with kneewraps, without kneewraprs I reckon I can do 175kg, at a bodyweight of 105kg.

http://www.kraftsport.no/1RM/fsq_0001.wmv

[quote]stallion wrote:
I think depth is questionable on all his lifts!

Obviously he’s strong, but I’d like to see more depth in his lifts!

If he went a bit lower, he’d have to put less weight on the bar.

This is a video of my own front squat. I did 190kg - with good depth with kneewraps, without kneewraprs I reckon I can do 175kg, at a bodyweight of 105kg.

http://www.kraftsport.no/1RM/fsq_0001.wmv[/quote]

His depth is fine, but nice self-plug…

[quote]daltron wrote:
stallion wrote:
I think depth is questionable on all his lifts!

Obviously he’s strong, but I’d like to see more depth in his lifts!

If he went a bit lower, he’d have to put less weight on the bar.

This is a video of my own front squat. I did 190kg - with good depth with kneewraps, without kneewraprs I reckon I can do 175kg, at a bodyweight of 105kg.

http://www.kraftsport.no/1RM/fsq_0001.wmv

His depth is fine, but nice self-plug…

[/quote]

You know, we powerlifters always get you weightlifter’s “WE SQUAT ASS TO GRASS!!” in our face, so ofcourse we have to comment when you’re not… :stuck_out_tongue:

To be honest, a bit shallow, I would guess 2 reds and 1 white at a powerlifting meet, but this wasn’t a meet and the weight is good! So who cares… :slight_smile:

[quote]daltron wrote:
stallion wrote:
I think depth is questionable on all his lifts!

Obviously he’s strong, but I’d like to see more depth in his lifts!

If he went a bit lower, he’d have to put less weight on the bar.

This is a video of my own front squat. I did 190kg - with good depth with kneewraps, without kneewraprs I reckon I can do 175kg, at a bodyweight of 105kg.

http://www.kraftsport.no/1RM/fsq_0001.wmv

His depth is fine, but nice self-plug…

[/quote]

Thank you sir!

Very strong guy.

The comments about his depth, yeah he should go lower imo. But I’ve seen sick Cleans without the guy going that low…

Mate, 103-5kg or so 200Kg back squat.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=213F82rDYI0

Stallion nice squats. Do you think the wraps give you that much of an advantage?

Koing

And it wasnt powerlifting either :slight_smile:

thats a crazy front squat, depth looks ok to me. Koing that was a good spot! Ass to grass double body weight squat is a very good lift.

I just got off a front squat cycle last month too with 145 kg @ 72 kg, and 136 kg 3 sets of 3 reps with no knee wraps, no belt.