The front squat also has the added benefit of a fail safe mechanism. When the weight gets to heavy on front squat, it brings the athlete forward and causes them to drop the weight on the ground in front of them. Athletes who are less experienced in weightlifting tend to get stuck with bar on their back during back squat, exposing them to greater injury before truly understanding how to ditch a heavier weight than they’re ready for.
December 14, 2009
Front Squat vs. Back Squat