There is no magic bullet!

What’s the best exercise for fat loss? ⁣ ⁣ What’s the best exercise for building strength? ⁣ ⁣ What’s the best exercise for developing muscle? ⁣ ⁣ What’s the best exercise for (fill in the blank)? ⁣ ⁣ Questions we get asked all too often. ⁣ If you’re a person that asks these questions, you’re taking the wrong approach to your training. There is no ‘best’ and we’ve got to stop thinking of exercise prescription as black & white, right & wrong, best & worst. ⁣ ⁣ Let us explain. ⁣ Front squats are a fantastic exercise. In fact they can address the three questions above very well. ⁣ They can provide heavy external load to build strength;⁣

They can stimulate a large number of muscle fibres so can certainly play a role in developing muscle; ⁣

They require high output and could very well contribute to overall energy expenditure. If in a caloric deficit, could contribute to fat loss. ⁣ ⁣ Here’s the kicker. If your front squat only hits 50 degrees of knee flexion, your elbows start to drop and you back starts to round over, I think it’s safe to say that the front squat is far from the best exercise. ⁣ ⁣ Take home message: Don’t be the person looking for ‘the best’ anything in relation to the weight room. It’s all good stuff and it all has it’s place. Find exercise variations that suit your goals (maybe even exercises you enjoy) and train them. Hard. The way you execute is key. ⁣ ⁣ #one22



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