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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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It sounds to me like you've gained some muscle on your back because of all the skiing and rowing, both of which work the latissimus dorsi muscle (which, I believe, has it's lower attachment point at just above hip height). Women don't build muscles as readily as men due to their lower levels of testosterone, but they can build muscle, especially with the ...


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This is definitely a duplicate of "how do I lose weight" (there are a lot of questions with answers to this effect already). That said, I would be very surprised if you could safely be able to lose 2 inches off your waist in 5 weeks without having to resort to horrible tactics. To answer your needs: You need to focus on diet, what you eat and most ...



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