1.) More challenging on the core and the quads than back squats
2.) Taller guys (like me) can stay more upright
3.) I find them easier on the knees than back squats
For me, back squats=knee hurts. Front squats seem to fix the problem--no snap, crackle pop at all.
Also, I worked up to a 5RM today of 145. 10 pounds heavier than last week (WS4SB is the program right now). Last time I did front squats I could barely get 95 for reps. I love feeling like I'm making progress! even if the weights are still not so great. 225lbs 5RM here I come!
Sorry for the random thread.