View Full Version : How does my Front Squat measure up?

06-30-2003, 04:20 PM
6'00'' 195lbs, today I did a single with 235, rock bottom, ass to ankles. Is that ok for someone that doesnt really practice them? What do some of you guys front squat?

06-30-2003, 05:48 PM
Come on guys, 6 views and no response, gimme some fn feedback baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!

p.s. im 19

06-30-2003, 08:32 PM
Most people don't like to answer these kinds of questions.

To me if a naturally strong dude walks into the gym for the first time and front squats 400 I gawk at the lift, but he personally doesn't have the same respect as the twig that works his ass of week after week whose front squatting 135 up from 95 (grant it I acknowledge #1's good genetics and health).

If that helps answer you're question at all.

Paul Stagg
07-01-2003, 07:45 AM
That's a fine front squat.

Build up from there.

07-01-2003, 07:51 AM
How much are you back squatting? If you are squatting 405 for reps then a 235 front squat is no big deal. If you squat 225 for 3 reps a 235 front squat your first time out is pretty impressive. I think the most important thing is that you went all the way down AFT. Good job. If you stick with it you'll soon be looking at 235 as a warm up weight.

07-01-2003, 10:52 AM
I havent done back squats for quite some time, but i think 275 x 5 was what i did the last time.

07-01-2003, 02:27 PM
then that is a very good front squat. I have only tried front squats once ever. did 225 for one rep, and almost tore my biceps off at the bottom of the squat, and never did another one.

Why this happened i do not know. I cannot rack a clean, so I was having to hold the bar with my arms crossed in front of me, and it was very ackward.

We have a guy in my gym who has front squatted over 400 to olympic depth, and he is insanely strong. So maybe that gives you some sort of an answer.


07-27-2004, 09:25 PM
I weigh 180 and front squat well below parallel 285 X 4, clean style grip.

Isaac Wilkins
07-28-2004, 05:36 AM
Because I can't seem to figure out how to rack them I've managed somewhere in the neighborhood of 205-225x1. I back squat comfortably over 405 to depth.


Because I can't seem to rack front squats properly, I generally don't do them. About every six months I get a wild hair across my ass and give them a try, remember why I don't do them, and stop.

Bruise Brubaker
07-28-2004, 10:16 AM
You have to practice them for many sessions before you can do them comfortably. I still lack some flexibility (and form) so on very difficult reps I have to push the bar toward me so it doesn't roll forward.

I also practiced holding the bar the "normal" way, ie like before a jerk, and I must say it works much betters than crossed arms which put strain on my biceps. It's also more stable.