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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 complex…

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

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IT-Band Syndrome: Cause and Solution

…lateral femoral condyle leading to symptoms. Assessment To determine possible risk for IT-band syndrome or to identify the potential reason why someone may have developed the condition, movement assessments (such as the overhead and single-leg squat assessments) should be performed. Based upon the aforementioned…

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 correct…

Goniometric Assessment

Goniometric Assessment

…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

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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…

Should You Foam Roll the Low Back?

…essential to perform some sort of a movement assessment that addresses total body strength and range of motion. For example, using the overhead squat assessment and watching for the client to maintain a neutral spine throughout the squat. This assessment is an easy to use tool that can indicate whether…

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!

Modified Landing Error Scoring System (LESS)

…the Modified LESS into their overall assessment process. Precautions The LESS may not be appropriate for all populations. This is one reason why transitional movement assessments (i.e., Overhead Squat Assessment) are important to perform prior to dynamic assessments. If an individual has difficulty or…

Corrective Exercise Strategies for Basketball

Corrective Exercise Strategies for Basketball

…lower 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 continuum…

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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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