The Spanish squat targets the knee extensor muscles and has been suggested to be an appropriate rehabilitation exercise for patellar tendinopathy. This study provides novel empirical data on the effect of trunk inclination and load on quadricep muscle activity and patellar tendon load while performing the Spanish squat. The findings of this study informs on the progression and regression of the Spanish Squat and provides evidence to support the application of the Spanish squat in progressive tendon loading strategies in the treatment of PT.
Needham, Robert A. Dr; Corns, Alex; Bodden, Jamie; Walker, Philip; and Carter, Richard
"A BIOMECHANICAL INVESTIGATION OF A SPANISH SQUAT: THE EFFECT OF TRUNK INCLINATION AND LOAD ON QUADRICEPS ACTIVITY AND PATELLAR TENDON FORCE,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 40:
1, Article 124.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol40/iss1/124