Barbell Front Squat


Utility: Auxiliary
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push



From rack with barbell upper chest height, position bar in front of shoulders. Cross arms and place hands on top of barbell with upper arms parallel to floor. Dismount bar from rack.


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. Extend knees and hips until legs are straight. Return and repeat.


Keep head facing forward, back straight 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 weightlifting style Front Squat.

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