wondering how many have experience with this and how long it took to adapt
after doing front squats, my clavicles are extremely sore... esp where they connect at the scapula
also, my right front delt had a nice bruise develop a few days afterwards
(i cross my arms)
They say that when your ships comes in
The first man takes the sails
Second takes the afterdeck
The third: the planks and rails.
could be technique/the way your holding the bar and possibly to heavy. try going light and working on form for a couple of weeks
weight 202 - (bf around 14%)
Bench - 286
deadlift - new pr on the 23/12/06 190 kilo (430 pound)
squat - 264 ATF
200 pound at 10% bf by next summer
Unless you have really big biceps, you should be able to do front squats with a clean grip. It will be hard on your wrists and elbows for a while and you may only be able to keep two or three fingers on the bar, but you will get used to it. Make sure to keep your elbows high.
I'm not sure what the deal is w. your present grip, but I don't think the bar is positioned correctly - having a clean grip on your front squats would correct it. If you are adamant about continuing to use the cross-your-heart style, make sure to keep your elbows high.
Last edited by Sensei; 11-23-2005 at 06:33 AM.
Use the clean grip. It's worth it. It took a month of wrist pain for me to get it down -- I figured it out just last week. Stretch, stretch, and stretch your wrists. The thing that finally made it click was letting my elbows come inward, which I had been resisting, but it help me keep them very high.
I still have redness on my clavicle and delts, but that's more from jerking and catching the weight