The Brink Front Squat
The alternative grip I developed to the traditional grips used in the front squat* came from my own frustrations with this movement. Some people – including yours truly – could never get comfortable with the traditional grips used in the front squat no matter how hard they try, and thus simply don’t make progress in this exercise or simply avoid it altogether. Over the years I put serious effort into the front squat, only to get frustrated with it and drop it from my leg routines. No matter what I did, I simply could not get comfortable with the traditional grips. I came up with something that worked for me. I call it the Brink Front Squat.
Teaching it to others who had similar issues with the traditional front squat, feedback on the grip I developed was very positive, so I decided to make a vid to demonstrate the Brink Front Squat.
Now, some people seem to excel using the traditional front squat grip, and I envy them! For example, John Sully, the guy I used in my first video on the front squat (see URL below), has perfect form doing front squats using traditional grips. That’s why I used him for the vid…If you are one of those people, I recommend you stick to what works best for you. You might want to try the Brink Front Squat, but you don’t need to.
For the rest of us, if you are one of those people who has tried many times to use the traditional grip for the front squat and were unable to have productive legs workouts, try The Brink Front Squat and see if it does not solve the issues you had in the past. It’s been very helpful to me and others I have worked with who were never able to get a “grove” going with the traditional front squat variations.
• = see my vid on the traditional front squat
Will Brink is the owner of the Brinkzone Blog. Will has over 30 years experience as a respected author, columnist and consultant, to the supplement, fitness, bodybuilding, and weight loss industry and has been extensively published. Will graduated from Harvard University with a concentration in the natural sciences, and is a consultant to major supplement, dairy, and pharmaceutical companies.
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