I am writing to you regarding me having constant problems with my Front Squats.
I have never really got a hold of the form on Front Squats.
Though Some workouts have been good but with each passing week I feel overall my form is becoming worse and worse and I am really struggling on this exercise.
Below are few of the issues noted by me and Ashiem.
- I am unable to stay tight in the bottom positon.
- I am not able to generate power from the bottom position and I keep bending forwards while coming up.
- My butt keeps sliding outwards in the bottom positon.
- I keep making the front squat into back squat.
- My knees tend to become knock kneed while coming up.
Also this past week ** M13 W4 ** I worked out with Ashiem trying to sort out some of theses issues, which helped but not to any of our satisfactions.
Something weird happened this week , which has never happened to me before, After doing the First Rep my body went completely Cold like I had no energy, no muscles were firing and no core tightness could be felt as well and this kept happening on every set whatever be the weight (135/165/185).
Another thing that we tried were a lot of verbal cues in this workout ,
for e.g. Chest Out, Hips forward , Elbows Up ,but they didn't seem to lead to any significant improvement.
Ashiem also made me try pausing at the bottom , that though did seem to help at first but with me attuned to do front squats like I have before made it tough for me to improve.
I also wanted to mention that I have read up on the Front Squat articles each week and though it does seem to help I still keep making the same mistakes over and over again .
Sir I thought of writing to you as this problem has been perrenial and I want to make it better any way I can.
Any help you may provide will be deeply appreciated.
Thanks again for your time.
I am posting the videos of the last 4 week workouts from the latest workout onwards.
M13 W4 Front Squats
M13 W3 Front Squats
M13 W2 Front Squats
M13 W1 Front Squats