Weighted Front Squat


Utility: Auxiliary
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push



Stand with feet shoulder width or slightly narrower apart. Holding weight plate upper chest height with both hands.


Squat down by bending hips back while allowing knees to bend forward, keeping back straight and knees pointed same direction as feet. Descend until thighs are just past parallel to floor. Extend knees and hips until legs are straight. Return and repeat.


Keep head facing forward, back straight, chest high, and feet flat on floor; equal distribution of weight through forefoot and heel. Knees should point same direction as feet throughout movement. See Squat Analysis. Also see Kettlebell Goblet Squat.

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