All Hail the Front Squat!

Today we’re going to warm up and then go straight into some front squats. Nothing beats front squats for building lower-body strength and core stability. (Overhead squats are a favorite too, but they involve lighter weight and more upper body than the front squat.)

Do 5 sets of 5 reps each. Work up in weight with each set. When you’re done, if you have it in you, add a final bit of weight and try for a one rep max.

Once that’s done, work on pull ups for high tension, low reps. Try multiple sets with various grips: wide, pronated (overhand), and supinated (underhand). Spend 5 minutes on this skill work, going 30 seconds on and 30 seconds off.

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