First time doing lower body movements in about a week.
I failed a squat attempt again last Monday so I stayed away from lower body movements.
But I decided to atleast get some volume in before I start this new program.
New SSB front squat PR!!
295 lbs for a double!
Hopefully 315 in the near future!
Quick clip of some front squats. Today was kind of like a test run to see how much weight I can push with this exercise because this is like my 4th attempt doing it correctly. If anyone is plateauing on their back squats, this exercise here will make your back squats stronger. Surprised that I hit 205lbs because when I first attempted it, I could only push 115lbs...until I got my form corrected. I’m pretty amped and I know I can push more. #roadto405squat
PS, I made the beat in the background 🤯
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Informative post by @pheasyque on front squats. In my opinion, front squats are the best overall quad builder (just slightly ahead of back squats since they isolate the quads more with less glute/ham focus). Unfortunately for me, I have tried front squats numerous times over the years and just suck at them so I stick with back squats. If you’re not as spastic as I am and can actually do front squats, I do strongly recommend them and these are the different grips. I like the “front rack” one the best as I feel it is safest although a bit uncomfortable. I find the “cross grip” is definitely most comfortable but I always struggled keeping the bar in place during my sets.
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100kg Front ATG (asstothegrass) squats on a sunday😪. Was really not in the mood to go to the gym but, if you want to be healthy and strong you need to keep it up. So I did!😤 how can I go this low? ———————————————————————————
1. Squats are all about good hip and ankle mobility. Stretch your hips and ankles out before you begin.
2. With the front squat you want to keep your elbows high. If you don’t the weight falls.
3. Have your stance al little wider than the back squat because you want to lift right up with slightly less use of the under back.
4. Get stronger by training legs 2 times a week with back and front squats ——————————————————————————-
Front Squats to help improve my back squat 🙋
Remember... The only way to get better at something is to keep practicing 👆
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Finally felt good again after a brutal workout this morning. Have not enjoyed my workouts lately and have felt really weak. I lost some motivation and confidence, but after a good chat with @benatomgrinder and some reassuring words from both my coach @chris_kershaw_strength and a great powerlifter and friend @tricia__garrett I was feeling upbeat and ready to start afresh with new focus and motivation. Today I started a new plan designed to put some good muscle on. Higher reps, shorter rest periods and some evil supersets. Started with front squats and sets went: 50kg x 12. 60kg x 12. 70kg x 12. 60kg x 12. Next up a superset with hip thrusts and standing dumbbell shoulder press. 4x12
Then chest supported dumbbell rows 4x12 followed by a brutal superset of narrow push ups and zottman curls. 4x12. Could barely move my arms afterwards but I was very happy. Felt great to be in the gym again and get a good sweat on in my @only_the_strong_clothing tee. Can't wait to be back tomorrow! #newplannewfocus#freshstart#timetogetmassive#putsomesizeon#goodpump#frontsquats#quadsareonfire#cantmovemyarms#verysweatyveryhappy#grafthaus#chriskershawstrength#thanksforthesupport#gymlife#strong#onlythestrongclothing
Supposed to be training in Leeds with @dvnpreston today but snow so back at wakey. Least the weather meant it was quiet. Haven’t done these in ages, they are still too hard. Front rack isn’t what it used to be and need to work on the bounce out of the hole but happy enough. Managed 4x5 80kg not heavy but they still sucked. #frontsquats#powerlifting#sbd#strength#lifting#squatbenchdeadlift#progress
⏱ Tempo Practice: Maximize the adaptation of an intensity by lengthening your reps. ⚡The longer time under tension can help you break strength plateaus and build denser muscles.🎓 This clip shows a 40X0 tempo - 4 seconds on the negative (eccentric) phase , no pause at the bottom, explosive lift (concentric), no pause between each reps. 🌟This tweak works for all lifts. / ⏱ Pratique de cadence: Maximiser l'adaptation d'une même intensité en allongeant vos répétitions. ⚡ Le temps sous tension prolongé vous aideras à surpasser un plateau de force et à bâtir des muscles plus denses. 🎓 Ce vidéo démontre une cadence 40X0 - 4 secondes de phase négative (excentrique) , pas de pause au fond du mouvement, une montée (concentrique) explosive , pas de pause entre les répétitions. 🌟 Cet ajustement fonctionne pour tous les exercices.
Another snow day another squat day!! 😁
Just easing myself back into them so today was 6x4 at about 75%
followed up by some front squats, only have tried this a couple times before but gonna start throwing them in more often but using the straps as I have little or no mobility in shoulder or wrists!
First couple sets were okay but when I increased the weight it all felt off and I got a little frustrated, hence the silence on the video haha
Anyone with any tips on front squat please share, constructive criticism is welcome but no plain mean comments haha! 😂
Finished up with sdls and heavy prowler pushes!
Now it's a day of couch and movies! 😆
My client Nate had a little bit of a breakthrough yesterday with his front squats. The backstory is that he’s a basketball player, so eventually I will have him doing more explosive exercises like hang cleans, cleans, and power cleans. First, we need to develop his flexibility of his shoulders, thoracic spine, and wrists. We also need to get him comfortable dropping under the bar and catching it. Front squats are a great way to accomplish both of these goals. However, doing front squats can be really uncomfortable on the wrists. So I’ve had him doing them usually once every other week. Yesterday, after about 2 months of work, he started saying they felt really good, so the amount of weight he was working with went from 75/85lbs, right up to 105lbs. And he could have even done a lot more, but that was a big enough jump. Its exciting to see this kind of progress, and know that it’s only a matter of time until he’s front squatting 200, and doing cleans, hang cleans, and power cleans! If you’re just starting to do front squats, but getting frustrated because they’re not comfortable, stick with it!!! Awesome job Nate! #ltemployee#frontsquats#strength#results#lifetimefitness#boca#cleans#foundation