Lower extremity muscle functions during full squats.

  title={Lower extremity muscle functions during full squats.},
  author={D. Gordon E. Robertson and Jean-Marie J. Wilson and Taunya A St Pierre},
  journal={Journal of applied biomechanics},
  volume={24 4},
The purpose of this research was to determine the functions of the gluteus maximus, biceps femoris, semitendinosus, rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, soleus, gastrocnemius, and tibialis anterior muscles about their associated joints during full (deep-knee) squats. Muscle function was determined from joint kinematics, inverse dynamics, electromyography, and muscle length changes. The subjects were six experienced, male weight lifters. Analyses revealed that the prime movers during ascent were… 

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