Effects of Different Lifting Cadences on Ground Reaction Forces During the Squat Exercise

Jason R. Bentley, William E. Amonette, John K. De Witt and R. Donald Hagan

Purpose: To determine the effect of different lifting cadences on the ground reaction force (GRF) during the squat exercise.

Conclusions: Faster squat cadences result in significantly greater peak GRF as a result of the inertia of the system.

IN PLAIN ENGLISH: GRF was more dependent on descent (lowering) cadence than on ascent (raising) cadence.