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The Assisted Jump Squat: An Alternative Method for Developing Power in Adolescent Athletes

Kilgallon, Mark MSc; Beard, Adam MSc

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181e92d37
Column: High School Corner
Abstract

THE ASSISTED JUMP SQUAT CAN PROVIDE A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE MEANS OF INCREASING LOWER LIMB POWER IN CONJUNCTION WITH TRADITIONAL TRAINING METHODS. BAND ASSISTANCE MAY ALSO SHIFT THE MOVEMENT SPECIFICITY PROFILE OF THE JUMP SQUAT EXERCISE CLOSER TO ACTUAL SPORTING MOVEMENTS BY INCREASING MOVEMENT VELOCITIES ATTAINED.

Author Information

Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence, Doha, Qatar

Mike Nitka, MS, CSCS*D, FNSCA

Column Editor

Mark Kilgallon

is a senior strength and conditioning coach at the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland.

Adam Beard

is the head of strength and conditioning for the Welsh senior rugby team.

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