SUMMARY: THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF DEBATE AMONG STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONALS, REHABILITATION SPECIALISTS, AND RESEARCHERS REGARDING THE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF PERFORMING THE DEEP SQUAT EXERCISE. IN THIS ARTICLE, THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS AND THE POTENTIAL RISKS OF PERFORMING THIS CLOSED-KINETIC CHAIN LOWER EXTREMITY EXERCISE WILL BE DISCUSSED.
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1Exercise Science Department, CUNY Lehman College, Bronx, New York
2Athletic Training Education Program, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas
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Brad Schoenfeld is a lecturer in the Exercise Science Department at CUNY Lehman College.
Mary Williams is an assistant clinical professor and director of the Athletic Training Education Program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.