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Front Squats: Exercise Tips

Goal of Exercise:

The front squat is one of the best exercises for targeting the quadriceps while simultaneously strengthening the core muscles. The front squat also minimizes compression of the spine, which will put less stress on the lower back.


Go lighter on your weight in your weight then you would in a typical squat. Focus on form and really try to keep your elbows and chest up.

Primary Muscles Used in Front Squat

  • Quadriceps

Assisting Muscles Used in Front Squat

  • Gluteus Maximus
  • Adductor Magnus
  • Soleus

Stabilizing Muscles

  • Hamstrings
  • Gastrocnemius


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