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One obvious difference in the muscles engaged from the two exercises is your quads. The back squat will use more hips and back (although it still uses the quads quite a bit), whereas because of the vertical position of your torso in a front squat, your quadriceps are engaged considerably more, as well as your core. To improve your front squat performance, ...


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Have you tried doing them with straps? I had similar issue, given my limited flexibility - I also was doing them with crossed arms in front. Then I found out that doing them with straps drastically improved my form - and the amount of weight I can lift. This way I can comfortably do front-squats with around 25% less weight compared to back squats. Here is a ...


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Two major issues for me were core and flexibility in my Lats. I would say that you should focus on more core work which have a variety of different exercises that can help. First I would foam roll lats before attempting any front squats. Not sure what you're currently doing, but a huge reason why my front squat was lagging so much. Usually as I got the ...



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