Your question: Is it better to front squat or back squat?

Will front squat increase back squat?

Luckily for you, improving your strength in the front squat will set a better foundation for your back squats. Think about it: the back squat requires strong quadriceps and a torso that can maintain a strong upright position—both of which are trained with the front squat.

Why Athletes Should front squat?

From packing the shoulders to owning a more upright spinal position, the front squat maximizes sports performance transfer and reinforces optimal movement patterns. Confused? The upright position reduces stress on your back and the movement more closely mimics the movements needed in to be an exceptional athlete.

Why are front squats better?

They both help you gain strength in your quads, glutes, and hamstrings, which in turn help with attributes like speed and power. Front squats can be easier on the lower back because the position of the weight doesn’t compress the spine like it would in a back squat.

Are back squats necessary?

In short, no, you don’t need to use the barbell back squat to build muscle. But should you squat? Absolutely. Assuming you have no physical limitations that could put you at risk for injury, we highly recommend making the barbell back squat a part of your muscle-building workouts.

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