Muscle activation in the loaded free barbell squat: a brief review.

@article{Clark2012MuscleAI,
  title={Muscle activation in the loaded free barbell squat: a brief review.},
  author={Dave R Clark and M. Lambert and A. Hunter},
  journal={Journal of strength and conditioning research},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={
          1169-78
        }
}
The purpose of this article was to review a series of studies (n = 18) where muscle activation in the free barbell back squat was measured and discussed. The loaded barbell squat is widely used and central to many strength training programs. It is a functional and safe exercise that is obviously transferable to many movements in sports and life. Hence, a large and growing body of research has been published on various aspects of the squat. Training studies have measured the impact of barbell… Expand
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