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Old 06-02-2009, 02:15 PM   #1
Neill Smith
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Default Bouncing in the Squat

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?
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Old 06-02-2009, 04:32 PM   #2
Steven Low
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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
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