Front Squats


Front Squats

Front squats is a great, but under-used exercise. The advantage of them that they:

  • place more direct emphasis on the guads
  • Easier to maintain an erect spine, especially for long-limbed people
  • Require less ankle flexibility

The problem is that it’s uncomfortable to hold a bar across your shoulders. You also can’t lift as much as with standard squats. You can learn about other exercises on our list of exercises.

Remember, an exercise is only as good as the workout program it is part of. Make sure you check out Best Exercises Programs.




  • Hold the bar or handweights if front of your body in a way that is most comfortable to you.
  • stand with your shoulders. approximately shoulder width
  • Slowly slide your hips backward as you lower.
  • Maintain weight on your heels throughout the entire movement.
  • Make sure your knees don’t move in front of your knees.
  • Go as deep as is comfortable but not lower than when your thighs are parallel to the floor.
  • Slowly return to the starting position
  • Repeat for the desired amount of repetitions or until fatigued