The 1 repetition maximum (1RM) back squat test is commonly used to quantify lower extremity strength, assess strength imbalances, and evaluate training programs in athletes (Terzis 2009). Studies have suggested that a warm-up routine before the back squat test is ideal. We are not sure what type of warm up exercises will completely prepare us…

Warming up can improve your level of performance before training or competition. Research suggests that the use of dynamic stretches, slow controlled movements through the full range of motion are the most appropriate exercises for the warm-up. A proper warm-up increases the blood flow to the working muscle, decreases muscle stiffness, reduces the risk of…