The front squat is my favourite squat variation for strongman and it can be done very easily in a commercial gym.
A regular front squat with a barbell transfers over to all overhead movements, helps with stones and other loading events.
It also carries over to side handle car deadlift. Anyone that has done a side handle car deadlift knows that your quads are on fire after doing it. The front squat is a quad dominant exercise so it carries over to it very well.
When I started strongman I had a poor deadlift but could beat better deadlifters because I was a much stronger squatter than them.
You can train the front squat as the main exercise or an assistance exercise in your workout. Below is a sample 7 week off-season cycle.
|Week||Goblet Squat||Squat||Front Squat||Sldl|
|5||4×14||85% X 3||4×6||3×8|
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