Effect of front and back squat techniques on peak loads experienced by the Achilles tendon

  title={Effect of front and back squat techniques on peak loads experienced by the Achilles tendon},
  author={Jonathan Sinclair and Christopher James Edmundson and Stephen J Atkins and Paul John Taylor and Hayley Vincent},
  journal={Baltic Journal of Health and Physical Activity},
Background A primary technique in the discipline of strength and conditioning the squat has two principal ‘back and front’ variants. Despite the physiological and strength benefits of the squat, the propensity for musculoskeletal injury is high. The current investigation examined the influence of the front and back squat variations on the load experienced by the Achilles tendon. Material/Methods Achilles tendon loads were obtained from eighteen experienced male participants as they… 

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