online personal training Assessments

How to Do An Online Overhead Squat Assessment (Osa) in 6 steps

Pete McCall
Pete McCall
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My career as a personal trainer began back when the years started with a one, 1998, to be exact. At that time, I never imagined that our cell phones would allow us to carry mini-computers in our pockets - let alone ones with high definition cameras - but ...
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Assessments

A Six-Step Guide to Effective Movement Assessments

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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As the saying goes, “if you are not assessing, you’re guessing.” Assessments provide personal trainers with an array of valuable information about each client. This information includes objective data, such as heart rate and blood pressure, along with ...
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CPT Assessments

The Comprehensive Guide to Correctly Coaching Exercises

Justin Kompf
Justin Kompf
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One of the requirements for a coach to be “good” is their ability to relay information to a client so that they can correctly and comfortably execute strength training movements. The inability to do this contributes to incorrect form, which in turn ...
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CES Assessments

Correcting Upper Crossed Syndrome

Ken Miller
Ken Miller
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If you’re like the millions of people who use electronic tools such as a cell phone, tablet, laptop or desk computer, you’ve probably spent hours upon hours looking at the screen with your head jutted forward - as is common with a forward head posture. ...
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CPT Assessments

How to Perform an Overhead Squat Assessment (OSA)

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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As a CPT, in order to develop a solid program for clients, you must first take them through a complete assessment battery.  The information you collect from initial consulations, flexibility, strength, performance, postural and cardiovascular testing of ...
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CES stretching Muscles Assessments

Piriformis: Is it really tight? Really?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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Most clients, and exercise experts alike, use the term “tight” to indicate that a muscle or other form of contractile tissue is shorter than it should be. After being in the fitness industry for more than 15 years, I've heard the phrase “my piriformis is ...
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CPT Research Study Sports Performance Muscles Assessments

Research in Review: Does a Shortened Hip Flexor Limit the Hip Extensor and Lower Extremity Biomechanics?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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Using the overhead squat assessment as one of the series of assessments, this study examined the affect of hip flexor length on lower extremity strength, activation and biomechanics.
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CES CPT Workout Plans Joint Health Assessments

Squat Form – What does it tell us? Part 1

David Cruz, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA 0
The ability to perform a squat or partial squat is an essential primal movement in life we must all be able to do, whether you are 8 or 80 years old. When we think of a squat, most of us associate the move with weight training or a specific sport ...
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Fitness Assessments

Kinetic Chain Assessments Streamlined

Geoff Lecovin 0
Corrective exercise - as an exercise discipline - uses a systematic process that involves identifying neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction, developing a plan of action and integrating a corrective strategy. This process requires knowledge and application of ...
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CES Fitness Assessments

Hip Shifting Compensation? A Behind the Scenes Look at the Overhead Squat Assessment.

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney
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  The overhead squat assessment is not limited to just lateral and frontal views. Taking a posterior view can add another dimension to identifying and addressing kinetic chain dysfunction. One of the more surprising observations is an asymmetrical weight ...
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