View Full Version : Bouncing in the Squat

Neill Smith
06-02-2009, 01:15 PM
I've been bouncing slightly at the bottom of my squats lately, especially in the high-rep sets. What are people's thoughts on the bounce?

Steven Low
06-02-2009, 03:32 PM
It's fine as long as you keep tension in your muscles ESPECIALLY your hamstrings. The bounce comes from the reflex of the stretch-shorten cycle as the hamstrings lengthen

If you're losing tension that's a no-no