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    Alexisonfire is offline New Member
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    Front Squats

    Ok i'm about to introduce Front Squats into my program and i do Squats already on the Smith Machine, is it ok to use the smith machine for Front Squats aswell.

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    Change your back squats to free weights. Utilize the smith machine for front squats.

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    KeyMastur is offline VET
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    once you get comfortable with them, use freeweights for front squats as well.

    i actually find front squats to help keep your back straight (well b/c you have to or you'll fall over like an ass) and make you use your legs more. although they do incorporate different muscles.

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    ToJuice,OrNotToJuice is offline Associate Member
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    I don't really see a need for front squats, heavy free weight squats and heavy leg press seem to be enough for my quads.

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    i cant imagine doing front squats in a smith machine. DO em with a regular barbell.

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    bluethunder is offline Anabolic Member
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    Front squats burn and less weight is needed. I prefere the smith machine for them for safety reasons and there is less concentration on holding/balancing vs. the bar therfore, more emphasis can be directed at your target frontal quads.

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