1. Because it prepares the body (more anterior/ventral plane (that's for Andy and our apprentice anatomy test)
) for supporting large loads in the rack position. You'll see gains in your other lifts like cleans, presses, thrusters and jerks because it trains the "base" starting positions of those lifts.
2. Smokes your quads and abdominals like no other movement. Your torso is more upright in a front squat (good practice for just understanding what a neutral spine should be in any squat) which will bias a lot of the strength gains to the quads and the abs above which basically support and stabilize the the weight above.
3. Because people make the best faces trying to get out these tough below parallel positions. Just watch - take a picutre - but
make sure they get deep enough because friends don't let friends squat shallow!
Tuesday Strength - Front Squat to Max (allow 20 minutes)
Do some 5's then 2's on up to a 1 rep max please.
For time complete:
25 Body Weight Front Squats (Ladies at 70%)
3 Rounds of:
- 75 Double Unders
- 15(men)/10(ladies) Ring Dips
*no racks for WOD, send heats and use static dips if your on purple band or higher. Post time to leaderboard.
"...is like reinforcing your front deck so you can park your car on it (in Alberta)"