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Squats and Depth Jumps Questions


1) What is the difference between a speed squat and a reactive squat?

2) When doing depth jumps, is it more beneficial to land with minimal ground contact time (which would include minimal knee bend),
or minimal noise and more knee bend? I see both ways being argued to be the best.

Minimal knee bend would mean being able to jump faster, which would be beneficial for sports, but I've also heard that jumping like that is more likely to cause injury. Thought?

Thanks for the help.