The focus of the paper is to analyze the motion at three major joints in the body during unweighted squats. The motion at shoulder, hip, and knee is analyzed and the muscles involved are studied. Squats are one of the most frequently used exercises for body strength and conditioning. In order to achieve optimal muscular development, it is helpful to study the squat biomechanics. Therefore, this article discusses the kinematics and kinetics involved in a squat with respect to the knee, hip and shoulder joints.
The unweighted squats are also referred to as the body-weight squats and focus on Continue reading...