Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 1456
Unless you train for the snatch and the clean and jerk, there really isn't any reason to front squat. I see people in the gym all the time front squatting pussy weights and I really have no idea why. It really does nothing for them.
Seperate your deadlift day from your squat day? Or squat first?
Also, as Charly can confirm, DOMS is not really an indicator of a muscle being worked harder or a certain type of muscle fiber being worked.
You can try it but front squatting will almost never increase your max back squat where as back squatting will increase your max front squat and reserve strength. Weightlifters use back squats to raise the ceiling for their max front squat and max clean.
I mean, this is all from a strength training based perspective. if you are training just for aesthetics you could probably do whatever you wanted.
Deadlifting heavy and squatting heavy in the same workout is pretty tough.
Short answer = If you have to make a choice because of time, cut the deadlifts not the back squats.
There are lots of reasons for this, and I started writing them out, but decided against a really long post.
Took some time off for a trap strain to heal. Second day I come back it's bothering me again. Wtf. Anyone know what's up? Pain in my left trap. Can't hold any significant weight without it bothering me. Hurts during Rdls and front squats. Pull ups don't bother me, neither do back squats. Hurts when when I reach across my body with my right arm. Brachialis maybe?