The Front Squat

By: Gavin Hemmerlein

I know what you’re thinking… “The Front Squat is not a weakness hitter!” You’re partially right. The front squat is a fantastic compound movement. It is also possibly the best way to put emphasis on the quadriceps muscle group.

Look at that bar placement shift. The bar is nearly directly above the quadriceps in this movement. On the Low Bar squat, the move is nearly a complete posterior chain movement. That’s a huge change from a slight difference.

This means if you have a weakness in the quads, toss these in the workout. This is another accessory movement that can be bumped up to massive weight. Get in there, and start hitting it hard.

Here’s a video for this fantastic excellent exercise: