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Overactive Versus Underactive Muscles: What Does It All Mean?

…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 are the next steps? After the…

Why is the tensor fascia latae and vastus lateralis overactive if a client’s knees cave inward during the Overhead Squat test?

…overactive if a client’s knees cave inward during the Overhead Squat test? I receive this question quite a bit from the NASM trainers. I hope this helps explain some of the rationale. If the knees cave-inward during the Overhead Squat test, there are several muscles, connective tissues, and joints…

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…

Sports Performance Testing and Evaluation: The Whole Team Approach

…Screens (i.e., 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…

Corrective Exercise Strategies for Basketball

Corrective Exercise Strategies for Basketball

…(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 model (e.g. inhibit, lengthen,…

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Why is the tensor fascia latae and vastus...

Why is the tensor fascia latae and vastus lateralis overactive if a client’s knees cave inward during the Overhead Squat test? See what NASM's Brian Sutton has to say at: http://bit.ly/S5kVKi

Modified Landing Error Scoring System and Noncontact ACL Injury

…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 experiences pain performing transitional…

Should You Foam Roll the Low Back?

…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 or not there is a mechanical…

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