Biomeccanica degli arti inferiori: lo squat

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Lower limb biomechanics: the squat

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One of the tragedies of those who frequent the gym, you want to get back into shape you want to improve appearance or enhance any athletic performance, training is represented by the lower limbs. Not that the other muscle groups are not worthy of consideration, indeed. Entering into a weight room, though, you can guess, from the look worried and tired already, about to start a routine for the lower limbs. Here, however, do not want to discuss the protocols work to increase the strength or hypertrophy of the thighs. The intent is to make people think football coaches, athletic trainers and personal trainers on the choice of exercises, in conformity with the proper execution of the exercise and motor ability of the subject we are practicing. Also, as always, we try to challenge some urban legend. WHY TRAIN LEGS AND THIGHS? In the biomechanics of the lower limb exercises will examine those involving both the hip and knee joints and ankle. In all rooms there are facilities which allow weights to train specifically the various muscles. The leg extensions for the front thigh muscles, the leg curl for the back muscles of the thighs, gluteus different machines for the buttocks and forth with the tools for adductors and abductors. These exercises are all certainly valid (and recently some doubts arose about the safety of the leg extension exercise, ed) and complete the exercise program to strengthen and reinforce the lower limbs. But among those who frequent gyms and fitness clubs, as well as those requiring design solutions or athletic performance, there are people who need to find a good tone-trophism in the leg to prevent back pain, to reduce fatigue in usual activities daily, to delay the possible problems that result from having weak legs. And for this reason that you must choose exercises that simulate the possible movements of everyday life, from climbing stairs, to sit and rise from a chair, to collect weights placed on the ground for example
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Lower limb biomechanics: the squat
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)12-18
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Arti inferiori
  • Biomeccanica


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