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Training Loads for the Development of Lower Body Muscular Power During Squatting Movements

Hansen, Keir MHSc1,3; Cronin, John PhD2,3

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181957065
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Abstract

THE SELECTION OF TRAINING LOADS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF MUSCULAR FORCE AND POWER FOR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE IS CURRENTLY AN AREA OF MUCH INTEREST AMONG BOTH STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PRACTITIONERS AND SPORTS SCIENTISTS. THIS ARTICLE REVIEWS THE RESULTS OF TRAINING STUDIES USING SQUAT AND JUMP SQUAT MOVEMENTS IN AN ATTEMPT TO CLARIFY THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF RESEARCH FINDINGS TO LOAD PRESCRIPTION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE.

Author Information

1Worcester Rugby Football Club, Worcester, United Kingdom; 2Institute of Sport and Recreation Research New Zealand, AUT University, Aukland, New Zealand; and 3School of Biomedical and Health Science, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia

Keir Hansen is the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at the Worcester Rugby Football Club and a PhD candidate at Edith Cowan University.

John Cronin is a Professor of Strength and Conditioning at AUT University and holds an adjunct position at Edith Cowan University.

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