Today I want to share one of my favorite exercises, front squats, done with chains. This is a great exercise to help develop overall leg strength while hitting core strength at the same time.
Why add the chains you ask? Well, chains add progressive resistance, which means that as you get further away from the ground the weight gets heavier and heavier. I also find that they help develop more leg drive, helping you be able to finish off the squatting movement better. When you first try using chains be aware that you shouldn’t expect to add them to your regular weights and be able to get the same amount of reps….after all, it is more weight.
Just like with any squatting movement, make sure to keep your back flat, push your knees out and drive through your heels on the way back up. Like I said in the beginning, if you want to develop your core strength indirectly, try front squats. The first time you do them, you’ll know it the next morning. If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact me. Support our troops! Have a great day!