For sword arts the Front Squat is a better choice than the Back Squat the bulk of the time. The arm position of a Back Squat produces an additional strain on the shoulder joint. One which is unnecessary.
As I'm sure most of you know, shoulder injuries are one of the most common problems for fighters in sword arts.
This is the same reason why behind the neck lat pulldowns and any other similar position should be avoided for baseball players, tennis players and other overhead athletes and professions.
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