Decline eccentric squats increases patellar tendon loading compared to standard eccentric squats

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M Kongsgaard, P Aagaard, S Roikjaer, D Olsen, M Jensen, Henning Langberg, S P Magnusson

Recent studies have shown excellent clinical results using eccentric squat training on a 25 degrees decline board to treat patellar tendinopathy. It remains unknown why therapeutic management of patellar tendinopathy using decline eccentric squats offer superior clinical efficacy compared to standard horizontal eccentric squats. This study aimed to compare electromyography activity, patellar tendon strain and joint angle kinematics during standard and decline eccentric squats.
Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Biomechanics
Volume21
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)748-54
Number of pages7
ISSN0268-0033
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Research areas

  • Adult, Elasticity, Female, Humans, Knee Joint, Male, Muscle Contraction, Muscle, Skeletal, Patellar Ligament, Physical Exertion, Stress, Mechanical, Task Performance and Analysis, Weight-Bearing

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