Today was the first time I’ve used front squats as my ME exercise.
I was able to do more then I thought I could. 275lbs to be exact. Not bad, but nothing to brag about either. I was expecting around 225ish though.
At first I thought my max was around 250lbs because the first time I tried 275, I just lowered down, and couldn’t even push it up an inch. So I tried 250lbs and got it no problem. Then I did some singles at 225lbs and it felt lighter then a 90% single should feel, so I decided to try 275lbs and got it. It was a slow rep though.
My questions are, I know that it’s a good idea to rotate exercises. I usually do 2 weeks of a deadlift variation and 2 weeks of a squat variation. Since this is the first time I’ve done front squats though, I was thinking of just doing them for the whole month. Or if I needed to change it up, try box front squats. Could I get away with doing front squats for a month without it hurting me?
Also, what exercises can I do to build up my back for front squats? I felt like it was hard keeping my arch for the front squats and it was one of the limiting factors. I feel like I could probably hit 300lbs by the end of the month if I build up the back muscles used.