Published: Szu-Ping Lee and Carrie Gillis

Szu-Ping Lee and Carrie Gillis (both Physical Therapy), along with Javier Ibarra, Derek Oldroyd and Ryan Zane (all '16 Doctor of Physical Therapy), co-authored “Heel-Raised Foot Posture and Weightlifting Shoes Do Not Affect Trunk and Lower Extremity Biomechanics during a Barbell Back Squat in Recreational Weight Lifters,” which appears in the March issue of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. The study’s findings suggest that during barbell back squats, heel-raised foot postures do not significantly affect spinal and knee extensor muscle activations, and trunk and knee kinematics. Commercially available heel-raised weightlifting shoes are unlikely to provide significant protection against back injuries for recreational weightlifters during the squat exercise.

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