A Safer Front Squat

A Safer Front Squat

 

I hate front squatting. The bar feels like it is going to choke, you, and your wrist are too tight to hold it up. But if you have a safety squat bar, you have got a tool to help you front squat more comfortably and effectively.

 

Quick Tip: Front squats target the quads better than the classic back squat, and they offer less strain to the lower back.

 

What it is: The safety squat bar has a pad in the center and two handles that point perpendicularly to the bar. It is made to sit at the base of your neck with the handles pointing forward- but if you flip it around so the handles point back, you have a front squat apparatus that’s gentler on your shoulders and easier to grip.

 

How to use it: Hold it for a front squat as you would as a regular bar, bracing it with your hands crossed over. There should be a half-inch or so of space between your neck and the pad, allowing you to breathe better. When you squat, you will find it is easier to keep your body upright.front squatting

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