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Deadlift Quiz

At Home Fitness January 16, 2022

Because the squat starts in a more advantageous standing position and the first movement is lowering the weight (eccentric) – the joint angles decrease and your muscles accumulate (elastic) energy as they stretch. This means your first repetition develops reactive strength.  That is the ‘rebound’ out of the hole you typically experience as you lower into the squat and reverse the movement at the bottom. This is similar to a rubber band stretching and snapping back into place. Your muscles build this same type of elastic energy and release it as you drive back to lockout.

Deadlift Quiz