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Movement assessments such as the Overhead Squat...

Movement assessments such as the Overhead Squat Test and Single-leg Squat Test help fitness professionals see and understand a client’s faulty movement patterns. How many of you actually use movement assessments with your clients? Do you find them useful and practical? Is there anything you would…

Tight calves? If your client’s feet turn out...

Tight calves? If your client’s feet turn out and/or flatten, knees cave in, or they display an excessive forward lean during the overhead squat assessment, their calves are probably overactive. NASM Faculty Instructor Kyle Stull demonstrates foam rolling techniques to address the calves. For…

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Hip Shifting Compensation? A Behind the Scenes Look at the Overhead Squat Assessment.

…on to see what it means and how to address it. The overhead squat assessment is designed to assess dynamic flexibility, core strength, balance, and overall neuromuscular control (1). When taking a look at your client from behind during the assessment, the checkpoints to watch are the feet, the ankle…

Trivia Tuesday! During an overhead squat...

Trivia Tuesday! During an overhead squat assessment you notice that your client's arms fall forward. This could be due to an underactive _________. Comment with the correct answer and you’ll be entered to win a free NASM Stainless Steel Travel Mug!

Do your client's arms fall forward during an...

Do your client's arms fall forward during an overhead squat assessment? This video series covers flexibility and corrective strategies to address this compensation. www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PLeVb1RGNTvdcoOkq14xfd3e-ea4gDAmz2

Hey, That Hurts! A Trainer’s Guide to Pain.

…NASM’s CES assessment (see “Help with Pain”)—is the overhead squat assessment. With it, trainers can spot deviations from ideal movement caused by underactive and overactive muscles, abnormal force-couple relationships, and dysfunctional joint mechanics. What you see during the assessment can help…

Sports Performance Testing and Evaluation: The Whole Team Approach

Overhead Squat Assessment, Single-leg Squat Assessment, gait analysis) * Flexibility  (i.e., Sit and Reach Test, Apley’s Scratch Test) * Muscular Endurance  (i.e., Push-up Test, Pull-up Test) * Cardiorespiratory Fitness (i.e., 12-minute Run Test, 300 Shuttle Run Test) * Performance Assessments

Trivia Tuesday! During an overhead squat...

Trivia Tuesday! During an overhead squat assessment, a client displays excessive forward lean at the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex checkpoint. Which of the following muscles are probably overactive? A. Erector spinae B. Gluteus medius/maximus C. Hip flexor complex D. Latissimus dorsi Comment with the…

Looking to add some fun and functional suspension...

…1 program. This OPT Phase 1 Stabilization Endurance program is great for the generally fit and healthy client with knees that may move inwards during an overhead squat assessment. Be sure to modify to best meet your client’s needs with appropriate progressions or regressions. http://bit.ly/1ctmCvW

Trivia Tuesday! Comment with the correct answer...

…(Bonus: Can you apply the information and give an example of two stretches you would use for active flexibility with a client in OPT Phase 2 who’s knees move inwards during an Overhead Squat Assessment?) Time starts now! You have until 9 pm tonight to be entered to win the NASM Shaker Bottle.

Science Connect: Trivia Tuesday! Comment with the...

…Tuesday! Comment with the correct answer and you’ll be entered to win an NASM shaker bottle! Your client’s low back arches during an overhead squat assessment. Which of the following muscle(s) are probably underactive? A. Erector spinae, latissimus dorsi, hip flexor complex B. Gluteus maximus,…

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