One of the most polarizing debates in the fitness world lately is the front squat vs. the back squat. Ten years ago, there was absolutely no disputing which variation reigned supreme. That’s because a decade ago, the entire industry was strongly influenced by the powerlifting culture. Thus, almost every trainer, coach, and author was passionately recommending the back squat without even considering the front squat as a viable alternative.
But the recent resurgence of Olympic lifting has given the front squat some newfound respect. In fact, there are now a slew of coaches who recommend the front squat over the once-hallowed back squat. This has generated a lot of friction in the fitness industry.
If you’ve been caught in the crossfire of this debate, you’re probably confused because both sides seem to make valid points. Read more…mrpurededication