Get Fit with the U.S. Ski Team: Front Squats

Kiley Staples of the U.S. Ski Team demonstrates how front squats keep her core strong.
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Kiley Staples of the U.S. Ski Team demonstrates how front squats keep her core strong.
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Week 1: Box Clean Pulls

Week 2: Drop Jumps

Week 3: Front Squats

Week 4: RDL's

Week 5: Heavy Half Squats

Week 6: Single-Leg RDL's

This exercise develops maximal strength in the core.  When one posseses mobility restrictions, the front squat will force one into a better, mechanically sound position with good alignment of the ankles, knees, hips, and spine.  Even though it's not back squats, it's still a great exercise for developing maximal strength as most athletes can Front Squat 80-85% of their 1 rep max in the Back Squat.

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