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Front vs high bar vs low bar

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Sup /fit/.

I have been having issues with my hip flexors during high bar squats for the past couple months, been strenching and everything bit they still kill me. I tried out front squats last Saturday with a friend, feel loads better on my body. I lit with a bodybuilding focus.

If I add work to still hit posterior chain (RDL and good mornings probably), what can I expect from switching to front squats for the next 8 weeks?

> Disclaimer: I have no intention of ever competing in powerlifting and don't care about the weight I put up.
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Do low bar squats and watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhVC_AnZYYM

Front squats shouldn't be done exclusively since you'd be neglecting your posterior chain.
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Dont squat if you lift for a bodybuilding focus. The back is always the weak link, especially on front squats. They train even less leg than back squat.

Squats are dangerous and pointless unless you do olympic weightlifting or powerlifting. Don't even bother, your knees, back and hips will thank you in the future.
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>>35191914
Front squat and rdls are perfect alternatives and you should have start doing them yesterday
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>>35191945
What if I supplemented with posterior chain work?

My legs day (2x/wk)
Back squats 5x8-12
RDL 5x8-12
Lunges 4x across my gym
Good mornings 5x8-12
Quad extension 5x8-12
Hamstring curl 5x8-12

Calf work

I would just switch back for front. Saturdays I do lighter squats and hit conventional deadlifts.
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>>35191952
>Dont squat if you lift for a bodybuilding focus
>Squats are dangerous and pointless

gettout
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>>35191952
potent mix of bro and momscience
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>>35191970

>>35188492
Shut up and get injured, go. The wheelchair is waiting for you.
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>>35191975

Can't handle the truth faggot? Keep squatting, that back won't destroy itself.
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>>35191995
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>>35191914
Front squats feel very natural to me. It's easier for me to hit depth. They definitely hit your core more than back squats and are great for developing quads.
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>>35191952
>especially on front squats. They train even less leg than back squat
Daily reminder that you have posters like this giving you fitness advice. I'm out
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>>35191952
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>>35191952
>Dont squat if you lift for a bodybuilding focus.

Why has this board gone to shit?
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>>35191914
Go on but be absolutely sure to work your hammies properly.
Other than that expect sick abs and traps (middle and lower) gains
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A couple of options:

1. Kettlebell squats on a BosuBall (or similar gel filled pillow type thing). Hold the KB close to your chin, relax, and squat.

2. Glute Ham Raises.... the machines are rare in "commerical gyms", but you can do a makeshift one with knees on a pad on the floor, and your feet anchored under 100# dumbbells.

3. The Butt Blaster.... or push up underneath the leg extension machine with the sole of your foot. Kai Greene has a demo of this. Of course he does.
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>>35191952
>don't squat

God forbid we end up looking like this Golden Eagle.
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>>35192096
I think that is Dave Draper.
>Not Tom Platz.
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>>35191952
>>35191970
>>35191975
>>35192016
>>35192041
>>35192054
Don't fall for the bait.
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>>35191914
front squat is core too though
if you're having a problem on a lift try lowering the weight
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>>35192115
>apologies Blonde Bomber

Here's the Eagle
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Front bar is the true measure of your squatting ability. rear bar squats are just for show and moving more weight than you're really capable of, they don't get you anything but bragging rights.

Only front bar improves your athleticism and overall health and fitness
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