For far too long, the front squat has served as the red-headed stepchild of squatting variations. You can’t front squat as much as you can back squat, so you simply discard it – toss it into the pile of lifts less regarded. But this in the realm of physique-building is a catastrophic, tactical mistake. The front squat engages your quads to a greater degree and, because of the more upright body positioning required, hammers your core to its minerals.
The front squat isn’t just great for making you look better, though. It happens to also have a bevy of other benefits you may not have realized, such as the four mentioned below. So set your ego aside and catapult your physique and strength to the next level by training the front squat.