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From a practical standpoint, the way you rectify the contradiction is to lower into the squat slowly and only in the last fraction of the descent you speed up for the quick rebound. This allows for the descent to be slow and controlled. Slow and controlled is beneficial for eccentric loading and time-under-tension. And the quick rebound at the bottom allows ...


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#2 is incorrect. Descending faster makes better use of the stretch-reflex, and allows an elastic-like rebound to occur. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6359524/


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