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Comparison of Kinetic Variables and Muscle Activity During a Squat vs. a Box Squat

McBride, Jeffrey M; Skinner, Jared W; Schafer, Patrick C; Haines, Tracie L; Kirby, Tyler J

Purpose: To determine if there was a difference in kinetic variables and muscle activity when comparing a squat to a box squat.

Conclusions: Results indicate that peak force and peak power are similar between the squat and box squat.

IN PLAIN ENGLISH: Because box squatting offers no advatage, do not risk injuring your lower back by performing box squats.

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