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The Front Squat

Up and down... it's that simple but you can definitely hurt yourself if you are not careful. Follow the steps below to insure a proper squat form.

  • Stand shoulder width apart
  • A neutral spine is maintained
  • Keep chest up to resist tucking the lumbar spine
  • The heels and toes are planted the knees track the toes
  • Pause momentarily on the bottom while staying tight in the midsection
  • Initiate the ascent with a grunt or hiccup
  • The hips ascend at the same rate as the shoulders, not faster
  • The hips and knees fully extend on the top of the squat
  • It is recommended the neck remain neutral