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.
1School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana; 2Castle High School, Newburgh, Indiana; and 3Department of Kinesiology, University of Louisiana Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana
Lawrence W. Judge is an associate professor and the coordinator of the graduate coaching program at Ball State University.
Joshua Wildeman is a physical education teacher and strength and conditioning coordinator at Castle High School in Newburgh, Indiana.
David Bellar is an assistant professor and assistant track and field coach at the University of Louisiana Lafayette.