CrossFit WoD: Front Squats

Today’s CrossFit HQ WoD was front squats: 3-3-3-3-3

I’ve never done front squats before, primarily because the flexibility in my shoulders and wrists prevent me from holding much weight in the front rack position.

However, for today’s WoD I used a cross grip, which allowed me to hold the bar in the correct rack position. I don’t think I was able to balance the weight as well with this grip, and thus didn’t lift as heavy as I think I could.

My lifts were:

135-155-175-195-205 lbs:

Since this was my first time doing front squats, I was able to set a PR at 205 lbs:

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