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What was most egregious about all of the Uncle Tom foolery was that white people were watching, reading and listening — just as we were — as the men criticized a fellow black man for standing up for us. It’s embarrassing. If they were adamantly against Kaepernick’s decision to put his pro-blackness on full display they could have sent homeboy a DM. Yes, some of them were asked to give input on the controversy, but as public figures they should have learned the art of curving questions by now. Rather than telling Kaepernick not to be “loud” about his commitment to racial equality, do our people a favor and be quiet.
It seems this article suggests that the ultimate goal with basketball players is to get them to perform a high bar squat. I can see the reasoning behind high bar. Activate the quadriceps thus strengthening them to help increase their absorption of force. However, I wager that a low bar squat would be more beneficial. You get activation of the quadriceps (and if you disagree, how specifically are you not activating the knee extensors when ascending from a squat?), but you also activate the posterior chain (. Glutes, Hamstrings, Adductors). Since you’re activating significantly more musculature, you’re improving lower body force production/force absorption as a whole instead of focusing on just your anterior leg. And if it’s anthropometry you’re worried about, someone with long femurs (such as tall basketball players) will low bar squat with a more vertical torso. As long as the barbell is balanced over midfoot, relative bone lengths should not play a role. Overall, interesting article.