Effects of technique variations on knee biomechanics during the squat and leg press.

  title={Effects of technique variations on knee biomechanics during the squat and leg press.},
  author={R. Escamilla and G. Fleisig and N. Zheng and J. Lander and S. Barrentine and J. Andrews and B. Bergemann and C. Moorman},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={33 9},
  • R. Escamilla, G. Fleisig, +5 authors C. Moorman
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Medicine and science in sports and exercise
  • PURPOSE The specific aim of this project was to quantify knee forces and muscle activity while performing squat and leg press exercises with technique variations. METHODS Ten experienced male lifters performed the squat, a high foot placement leg press (LPH), and a low foot placement leg press (LPL) employing a wide stance (WS), narrow stance (NS), and two foot angle positions (feet straight and feet turned out 30 degrees ). RESULTS No differences were found in muscle activity or knee… CONTINUE READING
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