The front squat is a fantastic alternative form of squat to the back squat. The bar is placed on the anterior head of the deltoid, moving the load from posterior to anterior.
This change has good sporting adaptations, as most sports have an emphasis on forward motion, forward tackling or forward or vertical jumping, leaping and bounding.
Many olympic weightlifters would rather compare front squat weights as opposed to back squat weights in conversation - well, this just adds a more hard core element to the movement!
With the weight pushed to the front of the body, greater emphasis is placed on the quadriceps, with less stress on the glutes compared to a back squat.
This is a favourite movement for BC Trainer Ji Cottrill.. let's get crack-a-lacking people!!