I've done plenty of front squats over the years, and a lot of those times were during PT sessions where I had a trainer to watch my form... and never really had any problems.
Lately I thought I'd film myself just to check what my form was like, as I've read guides online saying you shouldn't really sit 'back' into a front squat like you would with a back squat, and that you should instead focus on sitting 'down' so that you can maintain an upright torso.
I feel like I have two choices:
- sit back (like I'm used to) — but then I notice in the video that my back looks quite arched
- sit down — but then I feel like my knees are going a little past my toes, and it feels like nearly all of the tension is going onto my quads and hardly anything on my glutes
Am I doing something wrong in either case? or should I just stick with how I've been doing it for years?
Edit: Below is a photo of me squatting by sitting 'down' as per the guides I've read online.
My back looks more neutral this way but notice me knees are tracking past my toes slightly. It also feels really weird having my quads do all the work, I worry it might give me knee problems