Overhead Squat Assessment

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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…

Overactive Versus Underactive Muscles: What Does It All Mean?

assessments, more specific assessments, such as passive range of motion and manual muscle testing, can be performed by a licensed professional. More information on these and other assessments can be found in the NASM Essentials of Corrective Exercise Training textbook. Overhead Squat Assessment What…

Goniometric Assessment

Goniometric Assessment

…be able to: * Describe the scientific rationale for goniometric assessment * Discuss the various components of a goniometer and specifically explain how to use it to measure joint range of motion * Correlate goniometric measurements to the Overhead Squat and Single-leg Squat movement assessments

Price: $49.00

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…

Corrective Exercise Strategies for Basketball

Corrective Exercise Strategies for Basketball

…extremity and torso movement compensations (e.g. feet turn out/flatten, knees move inward, excessive forward lean) * Assessment techniques (e.g. Overhead Squat, Single-leg Squat, Goniometric Measurement, Manual Muscle Testing) * Corrective strategies using the traditional corrective exercise…

Price: $67.00

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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

Running Pain: When Mileage and Dysfunction Meet

…take a look at what they are and what can be done to help prevent these mileage stoppers. As you’ll see, performing an overhead squat assessment or single-leg squat assessment will help identify the clients that could be at risk for these injuries along with corrective strategies to apply (1). Key…

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…

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

Implementing Safe and Effective Training Methods

Squat exercise. Spotting Techniques during Resistance Training Health and Fitness Professionals must be competent and skilled in spotting techniques in order to maximize the effectiveness and safety of every resistance training session. Certain exercises such as the Bench Press, Military (Overhead)


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