KINEMATICAL ANALYSIS OF THE LOWER EXTREMITY’S BEHAVIOR IN SQUATS WITH THREE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF DECLINATION

  • Maithe Cardoso de Araújo
  • Bruno Aguilera Toppini
  • Glauber R. Pereira
  • Gustavo Leporace
  • Jomilto Praxedes
  • Luiz Alberto Batista
Keywords: kinematics, bilateral squat, decline squat, lower extremity, videogrametry

Abstract

The squat is an exercise helpful in the sport’s environment (Escamilla, 2001). The use of a skid under the heels during its execution has become common. Many studies have approached biomechanics analyses from the squat’s movement (Kongsgaard et al, 2006). However, we didn’t find studies that analysis the use of a skid in the training. Thus, the aim of this initial study was to analyse the kinematic behavior of the lower extremity during the bilateral squat with a straight bar in three different levels of declination.
Published
2007-12-12