What is: Front Squat

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The front squat is a leg exercise that is very similar to the back squat and bodyweight squat. In this exercise the weight is held onto the front of the shoulders. The exercise can be done with a barbell or dumbbells.

To do a front squat you must place the weight across your shoulders. It should be held there in your finger tips with your wrists cocked back and your upper arms parallel to the ground. In the squat you stick your hips backwards shifting the weight into your heels. Your core muscles must work to keep your chest out as the weight is forcing it down. Your hips should squat all the way below your knees if possible. Your knees should stay behind your toes to keep the weight in your heels. This will place most of the pressure onto your glutes.

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