Improve Your Front Squat With the Forearm Stand

Don’t let a lack of wrist and forearm mobility stunt your front squat.

It used to be that I had to defend how yoga could be beneficial for any sport. These days, it has become well accepted that yoga is a fantastic modality to complement life in all aspects.

What I love now is showing people how yoga imitates life and how to prepare for it, mentally and physically. For instance, there are a lot of things in common between a forearm stand and a front squat. The muscles used and the placement of the arms are similar in both.

I have started to use a forearm stand as a warm up or a way to super-set my front squats. It allows me to use a relative strength exercise coupled with a weighted one to really get my core ignited, shoulders working, and chest expansive.

In this video, I’ll walk you through how to set up for a forearm stand and, once you’re up, how to work a hollow back to open up in your shoulders and chest. Try this sequence with me, then try your front squat, and let me know if you feel a difference. You should!

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