Exercise Tutorial: Grip Set-up Variations for the Front Squat

The grip you use depends on your goal and flexibility.

Front Squat Grip Variations

  • Front Rack or Clean Grip
  • 2 Finger Clean Grip
  • Cross Arm Thumb Grip
  • Bodybuilder Cross Arm Grip
  • Use Straps
  • Zercher (A front squat deviation.)

No matter what grip you choose your priority is keeping the elbows high. If the elbows drop, the torso follows. And the weight isn’t far behind.

Be sure to check out the Essential Front Squat Guide for tips to master your form for a safe and effective lift.

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