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    Front Squats

    Who does em, and how often. I stareted doing them about 3 months ago. Use em in every workout, i think there great.

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    yeah i do them. I do them in one of my 3 leg day workouts. I superset leg exts with them, makes my quads burn like crazy.

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    yeh, i notice it really targets the lower part of my quad right above my knee cap. i like doing them on the smith machine.

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    i had to do them twice a week while playing football. nowadays i throw them in every once in a while. farthest i ever worked up to was 355x3.

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    I do them every now and then on the smith machine...I like to superset them with something as well.

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    Two suggestions:

    1. Don't use the smith machine. Freeweight > Smith for a wide variety of reasons
    2. Give zercher squats a go. In particular for those who find that front squats hurt their shoulders (often delts give in before quads). Gives the same, if not better results than front squats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xenithon
    Two suggestions:

    1. Don't use the smith machine. Freeweight > Smith for a wide variety of reasons
    2. Give zercher squats a go. In particular for those who find that front squats hurt their shoulders (often delts give in before quads). Gives the same, if not better results than front squats.
    Yup thats probly the main reason i do smith front squats because my shoulders give out early. what are zercher squats?

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    It is when you do squats by holding the bar in the joint between the forearm and upper arm. It is not that easy to explain in words . Check it out here: http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/exerc...rchersquat.htm

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    Oh. Thanks. Yeah, im gonna try those.

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    I do front squats only when i experience patellar distress with regular barbell squats...IMO they're not as effective

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