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The Jump Squat: Free Weight Barbell, Smith Machine, or Dumbbells?

Schuna, John M Jr MS, CSCS; Christensen, Bryan K PhD, CSCS

Strength & Conditioning Journal: December 2010 - Volume 32 - Issue 6 - pp 38-41
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181fd0a0c
Article

THE JUMP SQUAT (JS) HAS BECOME A WELL-ACCEPTED EXERCISE TECHNIQUE USED TO IMPROVE LOWER-BODY POWER. A VARIETY OF LOADING TOOLS ARE USED WITH THIS EXERCISE. EXACTLY WHICH VARIATION SHOULD BE USED IN YOUR TRAINING? THIS ARTICLE WILL ASSIST ATHLETES AND COACHES IN CHOOSING THE MOST APPROPRIATE JS LOADING TOOL.

Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota

John M. Schuna Jr is a doctoral student in the Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences at North Dakota State University.

Bryan K. Christensen is an associate professor in the Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences at North Dakota State University.

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