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thesecondrei

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How to implement front squats into the templates?
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:08:27 AM »
Front squats work very well for me in improving my back squat as well as the starting portion of my deadlift, I was wondering if it was possible for me to implement them into the newly released 3 day  a week templates?  I was thinking of replacing the second squat session with the front squat, or if there is no second squat session in the training week, simply replacing one of the squat sessions in the week with a front squat...would this be acceptable or would it be detrimental to improving my back squat? 

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Re: How to implement front squats into the templates?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2014, 10:17:23 AM »
What I have read the recommendation is what you say, to replace the second session with front squats. However if all workouts in the week only have one squat session I wouldn't replace the squats of one workout with front squats. Because then there will be one full week until you do conventional squats after that, which is a long time.

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Re: How to implement front squats into the templates?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2014, 06:06:48 AM »
Yes, you can do it. I usually plan front squats for athletes who lean forward during the squat. Front squats help to teach the athlete to keep his back straight and to lean less. Naturally, the weight of the barbell for this exercise is much less than the usual squat.  If you know your maximum for the front squat, you shouldn’t change the percentage in my program.  If you don’t know – decrease written percents by15-20%.