Front squats and overhead presses

3 posts | Original | Recent
 
Image_thumb
515 Posts
Mar 13, 2015 7:20am
via Android

Okay weird topic title but my question is that when should I do the front squat in my routine like after the back squat or before it or at the end of my program
Secondly I've coupled chest and shoulders together so when would you recommend I do the overhead press, immediately after the bench press or after I've worked my chest. Any input would be useful thanks :)

13 Mar
I would personally do the front squat after the back squat and I would do the overhead press after I bench. Why? Because the back squat and my bench are the 2 compound movements I'd want to go biggest on especially when attempting to add size.
Image_thumb
1649 Posts
Mar 14, 2015 10:06pm
via iOS
An option is to mix up the sets and do a mixture of weighted squats so that it doesn't matter which order you do them in

For example: one day you could do 5 sets of 10 back squats, 4 sets of 10 front squats, 3 sets of 10 goblet squats, 2 sets of 10 dumbbell lunges.
The next time just start in a different order i.e. 5 sets of 10 front squats and finishing with 2 sets of back squats. 
15 Mar
Thanks I'll try that
Image_thumb
1649 Posts
Mar 14, 2015 10:08pm
via iOS
For the boulders & chest, given you're talking about too compound movements I'd personally do them in a set fashion with 15-30secs between each exercise then a rest. Combining them will fatigue you quickly but it'll make sure you're getting a good pump of both exercises
15 Mar
So ill be doing both of them at the start of my workout? Going straight from benching to overhead press as done in a superset?
Reply


Skimble-workout-trainer-download-app-recommended-programs

Download_app_store_ios Download_google_play_android_172x51


Workout Trainer Forums

Welcome Wagon

6,233 topics, 38,258 posts

Motivation & Support

8,517 topics, 41,724 posts

App Updates

15 topics, 49 posts

Ask the Pros

724 topics, 1,845 posts

Workouts and Programs

2,896 topics, 12,164 posts

Trainer Tools

10 topics, 36 posts

Featured Training Programs

Strong & Slim 2

Strong & Slim 2

Moderate Time 2 Weeks
Functional Fitness 1.0

Functional Fitness 1.0

Casual Time 3 Weeks
Weight Loss Bootcamp

Weight Loss Bootcamp

Intense Time 3 Weeks
Brazilian Booty Butt

Brazilian Booty Butt

Moderate Time 4 Weeks
Body Blast Bootcamp

Body Blast Bootcamp

Intense Time 4 Weeks
Lose It. Tone It!

Lose It. Tone It!

Casual Time 4 Weeks

Featured Workouts

Body Kickstart

Body Kickstart

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 18 mins  
Full Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Dumbbell, Bench, Jump Rope
Step It Up

Step It Up

Casual Ic_time_32x32 20 mins  
Lower Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Box or Step
Chair Tabata

Chair Tabata

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 12 mins  
Full Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Chair
All In The Legs

All In The Legs

Intense Ic_time_32x32 30 mins  
Lower Body  
Core Smashing Delight

Core Smashing Delight

Intense Ic_time_32x32 16 mins  
Core  
Friends Forever

Friends Forever

Casual Ic_time_32x32 15 mins  
Core