Squats vs Front Squats - The Muscle PhD

Squats vs Front Squats

Squats vs Front Squats

This study found that back squats and front squats produced similar levels of quadriceps activation but participants used over 21% less weight in the front squat. This means that front squats can be a solid option to hit your quads if you want a lighter workout or want to work around some knee issues.

Reference: Gullett, J. C., Tillman, M. D., Gutierrez, G. M., & Chow, J. W. (2009). A biomechanical comparison of back and front squats in healthy trained individuals. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 23(1), 284-292.

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