The Effect of Back Squat Depth on the EMG Activity of 4 Superficial Hip and Thigh Muscles

  title={The Effect of Back Squat Depth on the EMG Activity of 4 Superficial Hip and Thigh Muscles},
  author={Anthony Caterisano and R. Moss and T. Pellinger and K. Woodruff and V. Lewis and W. Booth and Tarick Khadra},
  journal={Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research},
  • Anthony Caterisano, R. Moss, +4 authors Tarick Khadra
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
  • The purpose of this study was to measure the relative contributions of 4 hip and thigh muscles while performing squats at 3 depths. Ten experienced lifters performed randomized trials of squats at partial, parallel, and full depths, using 100–125% of body weight as resistance. Electromyographic (EMG) surface electrodes were placed on the vastus medialis (VMO), the vastus lateralis, (VL), the biceps femoris (BF), and the gluteus maximus (GM). EMG data were quantified by integration and expressed… CONTINUE READING
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