Skip Navigation LinksHome > April 2004 - Volume 26 - Issue 2 > Suspended Chain Squats: A Novel Exercise Technique.
Strength & Conditioning Journal:
Article: PDF Only

Suspended Chain Squats: A Novel Exercise Technique.

Inselman, Brian CSCS; Briggs, Matt ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT; Durall, Christopher J. PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS

Collapse Box


summary: The conventional back squat (CBS) is commonly employed to enhance strength in the lower extremities. The suspended chain squat (SCS) provides a unique challenge to the musculature of the ankle, knee, hip, abdomen, and lumbar spine and may be a beneficial adjunct to any sports training or rehabilitation program. In addition, the SCS may prove to be beneficial in the rehabilitation and reduction of such injuries as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) damage, medial collateral ligament (MCL) damage, and patellofemoral pain syndrome. The proposed benefits may be due to the abduction torque and rotation of the tibia that occurs when performing the SCS.

(C) 2004 National Strength and Conditioning Association


Article Tools


Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.