checked out some different grip options, that harness thing SSC mentioned looks freakin awesome… kinda pricey though, and I’d feel like a dork walkin into the gym with that and squattin a measly 225lbs… haha… but def.
a cool product! I think cross arm works best for me… i think next time i should get it right thanks to all the tips… so far im really likin the front squats though, u can go really deep, and ur always forced to keep good form and not lean forward (which is the tendancy for me when i go heavy on normal squats…)[/quote]
Until you can afford a harness, use wrist-straps.
You basically tighten the straps around the bar at grip-width and then grab the loose ends with your hands in a neutral position above the bar… The closer you can get your hands to the bar the better.
I’m personally much more stable with that setup vs. a cross-grip.
One thing: The bigger you get (shoulders and upper-chest wise), the more “comfortable” front squats become.
As a skinny beginner I hated the exercise, now I don’t have to do much more than raise my arms and the bar fits perfectly (though I go low in reps on those and thus still use the straps for safety)…