MA (Master of Arts)
Sport Physiology and Performance
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Brad H. DeWeese
Kimitake Sato, Satoshi Mizuguchi, Ashley A. Kavanaugh
This study compared peak force, peak power, peak velocity, impulse, work, and vertical displacement between the high bar back squat (HBBS) and low bar back squat (LBBS). Six trained males performed each using 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90% of their recent training 1 repetition maximum. Dual force plates recorded force-time curve characteristics of ground reaction forces and four potentiometers tracked vertical and horizontal barbell displacement. Repeated–measures analysis of variance revealed a significant main effect for load (p<0.01) across all variables, but no significant effects for condition or interaction. The HBBS generated higher peak force in loads 20%–80%, higher peak power in loads 20%–60% and 80%–90%, higher peak velocity at every load, and greater vertical displacement at every load. The LBBS generated a larger impulse at loads 30%-90% and the HBBS generated more work at loads 20%, 40%, and 60%–90%.
Thesis - Open Access
Goodin, Jacob, "Comparison of External Kinetic and Kinematic Variables between High Barbell Back Squats and Low Barbell Back Squats across a Range of Loads" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2539. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/2539
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