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Front squats

Discussion in 'Weight Training/Bulking' started by lonestarr, May 9, 2009.

  1. lonestarr

    lonestarr Active Member

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    I've been doing dumbbell squats for a while but have been looking into ways to use a barbell though there is no rack available to place it on (the gym at work doesn't have a rack to hold it). Is it ok to start a front squat with the barbell on the floor instead?

    Also, better to use front or reverse grip?
     
  2. George

    George Senior Member

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    That would turn it into a deadlift. :) You could put the bar behind you and do a hacksquat, but people tend to have issues with the bar hitting them in the hamstrings (not the end of the world, mind).
    You could also clean the weight to your shoulders and then squat it.
     
  3. Gordo

    Gordo Well-Known Member

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    There are inexpensive and creative ways to hack-squat (with dumbells) and avoid getting hung up in the hams or butt

    Here's a neat one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D7Hv4L1F60

    Sort of a DIY hacksquat machine. concrete wall or plywood backboard would be best, if you don't want to wreck the wall.
     
    #3 Gordo, May 9, 2009
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  4. StrykDog54

    StrykDog54 Active Member

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    I have been doing front squats with a dumbbell by holding it under my chin, I especially like doing it right after a set of leg press - it will rock your world.

    Without a rack, I would steer clear of trying to use a barbell (IMHO):gl:
     

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