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Kinetic and Kinematic Analysis of the Squat with and Without Supportive Equipment

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jared Wayne Skinner (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/
Advisor
Jeffrey M. McBride

Abstract: The most common type of supportive equipment utilized in powerlifting is the squat suit (SS). The SS has the same fit and relative design of a singlet used in weightlifting, composed of various materials that stretch and then contract during the lift to possibly aid in increasing force, power and velocity. However, no previous investigation has examined the effect of a SS on squat performance. Thus, the purpose of this investigation was to investigate various kinetic and kinematic variables associated with squats with and without supportive equipment (i.e. SS).

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Thesis
Skinner, J.W. (2011). Kinetic and Kinematic Analysis of the Squat with and Without Supportive Equipment. Unpublished master’s thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2011
Keywords
Biomechanics, Squat, Powerlifting, Lower body mechanics, Squat suit