Barbell Front Squat Exercise Guide
Barbell Front Squat is a strength exercise that works your quadriceps and glutes.
Barbell Front Squat is a great challenging move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your buttocks, hips, legs, lower body and upper legs.
It requires barbell to do.
How to do Barbell Front Squat
Through rack with barbell above chest height, place bar in front of shoulders. Cross arms and put hands on top of barbell with upper arms parallel to board. Dismount bar from table.
Bend at the knees, keep your back straight and lift up the barbell to your collar bone. Your grip should be slightly wider than your shoulders and your palms should be facing up. With your feet hip-width apart and your heels firmly planted, lower down into a squat, then return to the start 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.
Keep chest upright throughout the exercise.
Learn how to do barbell front squat from this step-by-step illustrations:
The muscles used for barbell front squat may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for barbell front squat are:
- Hip Adductors
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|Muscles Worked||Biceps Femoris, Quadriceps, Gluteus, Soleus, Hip Abductors|
|Difficulty Level(s)||Challenging, Hard, Moderate|
|Major Exercise||Bodyweight Squat|
|Target muscle(s)||Quadriceps, Glutes|
|Synergyst muscle(s)||Hamstrings, Soleus, Hip Adductors|