2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

The Effects of Knee Wraps on Maximal Squat Attempts
Zachary C. Cooper*, Richard Caballero, Shawnna M. Gewin, and Lee A. Jaillet
Dr. Alex J. Koch, Dr. Jeremy Houser, and Dr. Jerry Mayhew, Faculty Mentors

The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between wrapping the knees and increased vertical force (IVF) during a one rep max isotonic squat (1RMIS). Participants in this study included six males (n = 6) 21-36 years of age, with at least five years of power lifting experience. Participants were asked to complete two, 1RMIS attempt sessions, one week apart, randomly chosen between with and without knees wrapped. A paired sample t-test was run to determine if there was a correlation between knee wraps and vertical force. The results from the paired sample t-test show a significant difference (p>.05) between vertical forced produced with and without knees wrapped. There was a strong correlation between IVF and knees wrapped (r = .996).

Keywords: Squat, Knee Wraps, Lifting, Vertical Force, Powerlifting, Resistance Training, Strength Training, Exercise

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 29-21
Location: OP Lobby & Atrium
Time: 1:15

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