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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…

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…

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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…

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

Kinetic Chain Assessments Streamlined

…pain, low back pain (Page, 2010) Dynamic Movement Screen The Overhead Squat Assessment is designed to assess dynamic flexibility, core strength, balance and overall neuromuscular efficiency. As with the static postural assessment, this should be a systematic process observed from the anterior,…

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

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

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!

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

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