I used to make every excuse in the world not to do front squats. I hated them. I avoided them because they are hard. Now, they are one of my favorite leg exercises for two reasons:
- You can’t cheat with a forward lean like you can with the back squat. If you do, the bar is going to roll right off your shoulders and the cute girl on the hip adduction machine is going to wonder who the jerk is bouncing weights off the floor.
- I feel my abs working just as hard on a front squat as much as any other ab exercise you want to throw at me.