5 benefits of the front squat for women

THE FRONT SQUAT

[SECRET TO LOWER BODY PERFECTION?]

No one can deny that adding squats to your weight training workouts will increase your lower body strength. While the most frequently practiced squat exercise is the back squat, it may be better to employ the front squat, especially if back pain can be an issue. While the back squat makes use of a barbell that rests on the back of the upper shoulders, the front squat positions the bar at the front of the shoulders, shifting the resistance load slightly forward.

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During a front squat workout, the quadriceps, which are the four front muscles in the upper tights, are utilized the most during the exercise. During the workout, the quadriceps or quads extend the knee joints while the gluteus maximus (glutes) in the buttocks extend the hips when you return to a standing positon. The soleus muscle, located in the calves, extends the joints in the ankle when front squats are being practiced. While front squats focus more on the quads, back squats concentrate more on the glutes.


FRONT SQUAT BENEFITS

Everyday Activities are Easier to Perform

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During a front squat workout, the quadriceps, which are the four front muscles in the upper tights, are utilized the most during the exercise. During the workout, the quadriceps or quads extend the knee joints while the gluteus maximus (glutes) in the buttocks extend the hips when you return to a standing positon. The soleus muscle, located in the calves, extends the joints in the ankle when front squats are being practiced. While front squats focus more on the quads, back squats concentrate more on the glutes.

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FRONT SQUAT BENEFITS

REDUCED SHOULDER STRESS

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The front squat for women also places reduced stress on the shoulders. The back squat necessitates that you stretch the front shoulders while reaching back and holding the barbell at the top of back of the shoulders. As a result, a woman who has shoulder discomfort will experience even more pain during a back squat workout.

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SUMMARY

Women who regularly practice front squats enjoy:

  • Bigger, and stronger quads;
  • A stronger core;
  • An improved technique, which will also assist you in such lifts and presses as power cleans, overhead squats and overhead presses.
  • A naturalized spinal position. Because you remain more upright with a front squat, your spine remains in a straighter or more neutral position.
  • Fewer incidents of lower back pain. Because a barbell front squat concentrates on the quads instead of the back, you will experience fewer issues with back pain or discomfort.

The front squat also caues you to use less torque, which keeps your torso more upright. Less weight is utilized as well, which results in a decrease in spinal compression. If you are not a powerlifter but want to build strength, then front squats were designed for you. Again, front squats alleviate any lower back issues. Posterior chain emphasis is also less important to a woman who opts for practicing front squat exercises. You can read more about squat rack's and the benefits of power lifting movements in this article.

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  • Jim
  • March 14, 2015
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