Research

A Comparison of EMG muscle activity in the Parallel, Full, and Front Squat Variations in Resistance-Trained Females

■ Interesting study from Brett Contreas et al who compared mean and peak EMG activity of the upper  gluteus  maximus,  lower  gluteus  maximus, biceps  femoris,  and vastus  lateralis  during the partial, parallel, full and front squat. Individuals participating in this study were tested using the 10RM.

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Holistic Hamstring Health: Not just the Nordic hamstring exercise

A recent article published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has provided an overview of the key components that should make up any strength and conditioning program for an athlete participating in a running sport. You can view the article in full here but below we have outlined a few key points to think about when training for running sports at any level:

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