The Front Squat vs. The Back Squat

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The squat comes with a slew of variations and techniques that cater to all athletes from the Powerlifting, Weightlifting and CrossFit community. Two of the most common lifts are the back squat and the front squat. Traditionally, the back squat has reigned supreme. Yet, the recent resurgence of Olympic Weightlfting has given the front squat some newfound respect—thanks in large part to the exponential growth of CrossFit and the rise of some excellent lifters in our community. The back squat and front squat both have their advantages and disadvantages but in almost all cases, an athlete can lift far more weight in the back squat than the front squat. Have you ever wondered why that’s the case?

Click here to read about the differences, advantages, disadvantages of each.

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