The upper range of lumbar spine bone mineral density? An examination of the current world record holder in the squat lift.

@article{Dickerman2000TheUR,
  title={The upper range of lumbar spine bone mineral density? An examination of the current world record holder in the squat lift.},
  author={Rob D. Dickerman and Raymond M Pertusi and Grahame H. H. Smith},
  journal={International journal of sports medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={21 7},
  pages={469-70}
}
Weight-bearing exercise is known to improve bone mineral density, however, excessive forces exerted on the lumbar spine can be pathologic. Cadaveric studies have calculated a hypothetical "critical compression force" at which the lumbar spine would suffer collapse. In addition, recent studies have suggested that bone density correlates with strength. Thus far studies have failed to examine elite power athletes to determine the possible upper range for bone mineral density and critical… CONTINUE READING
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