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      07-11-2016, 06:06 PM   #23
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My primary goal with leg strength is to improve my stride/explosiveness for playing hockey. I've noticed a huge improvement on how quickly I can get up to full speed since putting in more work on my leg/core strength.
If speed/power is your main goal...supplement both back/front squats with plenty of box jumps, sprints, and sled pulls.
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If you are looking for "Athletic Strength" then make sure you are front squatting regularly, as well as back squats. Its a great way to hit the quads, upper back and core. Had a strength coach that swore by front squats to increase speed and explosiveness. And its good if you have some back issues, as it doesnt load the back up like back squats do.
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I do Oly lifting and do love my back squats. However, 20% of the time I do fronts to get some balance up front as well.
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So wanted everyone's opinion on this.

I typically do back squats 90% of the time....I can lift heavier, and they just feel more comfortable for me overall. Do you guys prefer one over the other, and do you feel there's really a big advantage to doing both, or just sticking with one over the other???
I actually noticed some back pain on low-bar back squats, so I switched to front and never felt better...

But, you should be switching it up constantly...
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I do Oly lifting and do love my back squats. However, 20% of the time I do fronts to get some balance up front as well.
What is your best C+J/Snatch?
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