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May 19, 2006 at 8:29 am #2665

As DA says, the old padding is something to try with front squats. I noticed this on a pic of Tom Platz front squatting recently.

Work out which grip works best for you. There’s the cross over grip (my pref) and a snatch type grip. You also need to be nice and upright so a block of wood under the heels might also help.

Either way, you really end up with the bar hard against the throat.

It’s probably best to start really light to learn the lift. If you do this at the end of your leg workout you might still get some bang for you buck by cranking out the reps.

J