Rotational Mobility Overhead Assessment

June 17, 2017 – 10:15 am

Mobility Ring Overhead Squat Assessment (OHS) is quick to perform, clear in conclusions, and useful for coaches, trainers and therapist. Information obtained can be used to tailor prehabilitation exercises specific to your needs.

 

 

 

The Mobility Ring Overhead Squat Assessment (OHS) is quick to perform, clear in conclusions, and useful for coaches, trainers and therapist. Information obtained can be used to tailor prehabilitation exercises specific to your needs. This Squat Matrix assesses total body structural alignment, dynamic flexibility and neuromuscular control from a bilateral squatting posture. Squatting requires optimal range of motion in the ankles, knees and hips. Having the arms elevated overhead stresses the musculature surrounding the shoulder complex, and increases the demand placed upon the core stabilizing muscles, and as a result: demonstrates hidden trunk imbalances. The Mobility Ring OHS assesses the rotational biases of your trunk: by bending forward and backward (called pitch), twisting clockwise and counter-clockwise (called yaw) and tilting right and left (called roll). Whereas the normal OHS assessment only addresses forward pitch, to perform the Mobility Ring OHS correctly without compensation in structural alignment, you must demonstrate: optimal and bilaterally symmetrical dynamic rotation in the spine, and optimal force-coupling relationships across the myofascial frontal, rear, lateral and spiral lines. The Mobility Ring, itself, prevents you from concealing right-left compensations. Once you locate the compensations in your trunk range, you will be able to identify over-active muscles (those which are compensating), which you can release through joint mobility, compensation stretching, and self-myofascial release; and identify the underactive muscles (those that are compensated), which you can activate and integrate through dynamic movement. At Mobility Ring and N-MAP workshops, we help you identify and correct imbalances through this assessment, but you will be able to use this level 2 Squat Matrix as well as the level 1 to self-assess. Fortunately, “the poison is also the antidote” so as you explore the Squat Matrix with the Mobility Ring, you simultaneously begin correcting the structural deficiencies by following the coaching cues. #mobilityring #mobility #scottsonnon #rmaxinternational #nmap

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This Squat Matrix assesses total body structural alignment, dynamic flexibility and neuromuscular control from a bilateral squatting posture. Squatting requires optimal range of motion in the ankles, knees and hips. Having the arms elevated overhead stresses the musculature surrounding the shoulder complex, and increases the demand placed upon the core stabilizing muscles, and as a result: demonstrates hidden trunk imbalances. The Mobility Ring OHS assesses the rotational biases of your trunk: by bending forward and backward (called pitch), twisting clockwise and counter-clockwise (called yaw) and tilting right and left (called roll). Whereas the normal OHS assessment only addresses forward pitch, to perform the Mobility Ring OHS correctly without compensation in structural alignment, you must demonstrate: optimal and bilaterally symmetrical dynamic rotation in the spine, and optimal force-coupling relationships across the myofascial frontal, rear, lateral and spiral lines. The Mobility Ring, itself, prevents you from concealing right-left compensations.

Once you locate the compensations in your trunk range, you will be able to identify over-active muscles (those which are compensating), which you can release through joint mobility, compensation stretching, and self-myofascial release; and identify the underactive muscles (those that are compensated), which you can activate and integrate through dynamic movement.

At Mobility Ring and N-MAP workshops, we help you identify and correct imbalances through this assessment, but you will be able to use this level 2 Squat Matrix as well as the level 1 to self-assess. Fortunately, “the poison is also the antidote” so as you explore the Squat Matrix with the Mobility Ring, you simultaneously begin correcting the structural deficiencies by following the coaching cues.

Very Respectfully,

Scott B. Sonnon

www.MobilityRing.com

#mobilityring #mobility #scottsonnon #rmaxinternational #nmap

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