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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181fda535
Column: Bridging the Gap

Designing an Effective Preactivity Warm-up Routine for the 1 Repetition Maximum Back Squat

Judge, Lawrence W PhD, CSCS1; Wildeman, Joshua N MA2; Bellar, David M PhD3

Section Editor(s): Craig, Bruce W PhD, FNSCA

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Abstract

COLLEGIATE AND HIGH SCHOOL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACHES THROUGHOUT THE NATION OFTEN USE A 1 REPETITION MAXIMUM (1 RM) BACK SQUAT TO TEST LOWER EXTREMITY STRENGTH. THREE SCIENTIFICALLY SUPPORTED WARM-UP VARIATIONS ARE DISCUSSED FOR THE PROFESSIONAL STRENGTH COACH TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING FOR THEIR ATHLETES 1RM SQUAT WARM-UP.

© 2011 National Strength and Conditioning Association

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