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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…

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

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…

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, 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…

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,…

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…

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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

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30 Minute Workout Programs for Busy Clients

…10% of bodyweight As fast as possible 0 Shoulders Seated overhead press 3 5 85% As fast as possible 0 Shoulders MB soccer throw 3 8 10% of bodyweight As fast as possible 0 Legs Squat 3 5 85% As fast as possible 120 sec. Legs Jump squats 3 8 10% of bodyweight As fast as possible 120 sec. = 8.6…

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