Are there any programs that include both front squats and low-bar back squats? They both seem to have athletic benefits, and it seems like it would be worth my time considering to train both around the same time.
The general advice from programs like Starting Strength or StrongLifts is to just stick with low bar squats. But the authors seem to be primarily interested in having lifters pack on body mass, and seem to have a powerlifter bias.
I'm still definitely a novice at squatting. I'm low bar back squatting around 175#s (I was a little higher, but realized I'd introduced form errors, and de-loaded). Should I just stick with low bars until my gains plateau? Or could I intelligently introduce front squats into my program, possibly in a 3-day-a-week, A/B format, with low bar squats in the A workout, and front squats in the B workout.
I'm a rock climber, and I want to get more leg power. I've noticed big improvements in my ability to shift my weight onto a high foot (then stand up on the high leg) since I started squatting. It seems, though, the space between my foot, hips, and knees will be all over the place, and I'd want to be comfortable at both quad dominate and posterior chain dominate movements. (I'd also like to be generally stronger for life, so I'm not exclusively interested in strength as it relates to climbing.) Maybe I'm over-thinking things.
Any advice would be appreciated!