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Effects of the slow speed-targeting squat exercise on the vastus medialis oblique/vastus lateralis muscle ratio

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Two articles on PainSci cite Yoo 2015: 1. The Complete Guide to Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome2. Patellofemoral Pain & the Vastus Medialis Myth

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PURPOSE: This study investigated the effects of the slow speed-targeting squat exercise on the vastus medialis oblique/vastus lateralis ratio.

SUBJECTS: Ten asymptomatic men were recruited.

METHODS: The EMG activities of the vastus medialis oblique and vastus lateralis muscles were recorded using surface electrodes. The subject performed the squat exercise under 3 different conditions.

RESULTS: The vastus medialis oblique/vastus lateralis ratio in condition 2 (1.5 ± 0.7) was significantly higher than that in conditions 1 and 3 (1.0 ± 0.5, 1.1 ± 0.8, respectively)

CONCLUSION: Therefore, an effectively slow movement speed is recommended for selective strengthening of vastus medialis oblique using a slow speed-targeting device that provides biofeedback.

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