Decline Squats- Patellar Tendon Injuries. 🔥
▪️Patellar tendon injuries respond well to eccentric exercise. Eccentric muscles contractions involve a lengthening of the quadriceps under tension. .
▪️For example, the squat eccentrically loads the quadriceps during downward phase of the squat. .
▪️You can tolerate higher loads or weight with eccentric muscle contractions because the muscle has to slowly lower the weight. In other words, eccentric training means you are lowering more weight than you can lift concentrically. Concentric contraction of the quadriceps occurs on the upward phase of the squat and requires you to overcome to force of gravity. .
▪️For this reason, you can focus on eccentric squats by going up with two legs and down with one leg. .
▪️In this video, all squat variations are performed on a decline to add more tension to the patellar tendon which is an advanced exercise to rehab the patellar tendon. .
▪️These exercises can be risky if you suffer from patellofemoral pain due to the increased pressure on the knee cap. But for patellar tendon injuries, it works like a charm. 💯
▪️Have you tried decline squats? If so, how many did you do at a time?