Skip Navigation LinksHome > February 2009 - Volume 31 - Issue 1 > The Bodyweight Squat: A Movement Screen for the Squat Patter...
Text sizing:
A
A
A
Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318195eb2f
Articles

The Bodyweight Squat: A Movement Screen for the Squat Pattern

Kritz, Matthew MSc, CSCS1; Cronin, John PhD2; Hume, Patria PhD1

Collapse Box

Abstract

THE SQUAT PATTERN FOUND IN EXERCISES SUCH AS THE BACK SQUAT, FRONT SQUAT, AND DEAD LIFT ARE WIDELY CONSIDERED FOUNDATIONAL EXERCISES USED BY STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONALS TO IMPROVE STRENGTH AND POWER. BEFORE LOADING AN ATHLETE WITH VARIOUS SQUAT PATTERN EXERCISES, SCREENING AN ATHLETE'S MOVEMENT CAPABILITY WITH A SIMPLE BODYWEIGHT BILATERAL SQUAT MAY GIVE VALUABLE INSIGHT INTO AN ATHLETE'S MOVEMENT CAPABILITY. INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM A BODYWEIGHT BILATERAL SQUAT SCREEN MAY ASSIST THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONAL WITH DEVELOPING SAFER MORE EFFECTIVE STRENGTH-TRAINING PROGRAMS.

© 2009 National Strength and Conditioning Association

Login

Article Tools

Share

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.