Originally Posted by Aaron Austin
Robert, I believe you are correct in saying they are alternative to the squat style if flexibility is a problem. This is how they were introduced to me by my coach. However, my flexibility issues were in my wrist, forearm and triceps my issue was with the bar racking in my shoulders regardless of foot position.
Yeah I can't see how it would help wrist, forearm, triceps flexibility issues much... I believe it is hamstring inflexibility that it mainly assists for. If you have super tight hamstrings getting into a deep deep squat, whether overhead or front, is not going to be easy or safe at times.