The squat is the most important lift in the toolbox for anyone looking to build stronger and bigger legs.

If you squat with a barbell, you basically have two options: putting the barbell on your upper back, or putting it on your front deltoids, i.e. in front of your throat.

So how does the front squat and back squat differ in terms of muscle growth and strength gain?

In episode 4 of The Strength Log, we break down a brand new study comparing these two versions of the squat, to give you our recommendations on which you should choose. 


Want to learn more about the study? Read our article about it here.


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