Although it rarely comes up in many local competitions these days and doesnt show up…
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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