How To Do Front Squats Properly

How To Do Front Squats Properly


If you workout, then you probably know how important squats are to reaching your goal to be lean and fit.There is arguably no better move to strengthen your quads, glutes, core and get you the look and performance you want.But just doing regular squats 12 months a year could lead to a plateau of stagnant progress.

Enter the front squat.

Not only will this movement be a fun switch up, it’s amazing for strengthening the quads, abs and getting your whole body stronger.

Watch myself and James Stratman of Peak Nutrition in St. Louis teach you how to do front squats properly in the video below.

How To Do Front Squats Properly


To summarize, when doing Front Squats, we prefer the “Hook grip.” Brace your core, push your hips back and down to lower down. When you get to the bottom, push through your feet to explosively stand back up.

When starting out, a warm-up plus 4 sets of 5-6 reps is great range. As you advance, you can progress to even lower reps.


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About the Author: Marshall Ray

Marshall Ray is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Level 2 Poliquin International Certified Strength Coach (PICP), Biosignature Practitioner and a certified Precision Nutrition Coach (Pn1). He is the founder of Faster Fitness and co-founder of Femme Fit. He's passionate about building a community of people who love fitness and taking control of their health.