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Learning The Crossfit Movements: Front Squat

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The front squat is a variation of the air squat, except now we are adding load to the movement.

Due to the fact that an athlete is required to rest a barbell securely on their shoulders, the use of the upper body becomes an additional piece to this movement.

Traditionally,  a barbell is the preferred piece of equipment used in a traditional front squat, however, dumbbells or kettle bells can be used as an option when loading this movement.

The “front rack” position that is required when performing a proper front squat, carries over into other movements such as the clean, push press, jerk or strict press.

The front squat is one of nine foundation movements, covered in our beginner’s program, the Upper Limit Foundations Course.

For more information or to sign up for this program, click here!