Strap Front Squat
Another grip option involves wrapping wrists straps around the bar. Then you grab the ends of the strap and hold the bar similar to the fingertip grip.
With the straps, your hands can stay a couple of inches above the bar, making it easier on your wrists.
How To Front Squat
Once you have the bar positioned on the front of your shoulders, it’s time to perform the front squat exercise.
First, lift the bar off the rack and take a step or two back. Now, stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart. And point your toes slightly outward.
Next, squat down by bending at the knees and hips simultaneously. As you squat, keep your chest up and your back relatively upright.
Squat down until your thighs are about parallel to the floor. Or as low as your flexibility allows. Then stand back up by extending your knees and driving your hips forward.
To recap, here are the step-by-step directions:
- Position the bar high on your shoulders up against the front of your neck
- Hold the bar with your fingertips or with the cross arm grip
- Lift the bar off the rack and stand with feet about shoulder-width apart
- Squat down while keeping your back relatively upright
- Stand back up by extending your knees and pushing hips forward
- Repeat for the desired number of reps and rerack the bar