Cable Front Squat

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Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Standing upright cable front squat
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Equipment: Low-pulley cable machine
  • Muscles Targeted: Quads, glutes, calves, abs, hamstrings, lower back
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Average Number of Sets: 3-5 with 8-10 reps each
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: None

The cable front squat, performed with a cable machine, mimics the movement of the standard front squat. Some trainees consider it to be a harder variation of basic front squats because it can be a challenge to keep the bar stable and balanced on your shoulders while being pulled forward by the rope. It is commonly used by football and volleyball players, gymnasts, and other athletes.

Cable Front Squat Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Standing upright cable front squat
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Equipment: Low-pulley cable machine
  • Muscles Targeted: Quads, glutes, calves, abs, hamstrings, lower back
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Average Number of Sets: 3-5 with 8-10 reps each
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: None

How to do Cable Front Squat

Set up the cable machine by attaching a bar to the pulley and then stand in front of the cable machine with a shoulder-width stance. Have a spotter help you by lifting the bar and placing it on top of your shoulders.

Cable Front Squat

Tips

  • Avoid raising your heels while descending into a squat position.
  • Lift your chest first and keep your elbows up to prevent the bar from falling.

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