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Lessons

Functional Movement Screening

The point of functional movement screening, or testing, is to establish if any of these discrepancies are present. While the general population may get away with having mobility inadequacies, more…

Biomechanical Movement Analysis

With an understanding of the anatomy of certain joints, and how they should move, any exercise can be analyzed. The purpose of this is to ensure exercises are done correctly;…

Modifying Exercises

Complexity: Standard

Exercises are intended to challenge the body. But, there are times when they may place too much strain on the body. Or, the body may not quite be ready for…

Balance

Balance Centre of Gravity The centre of gravity of any body is the point about which the weight is equally distributed. It is the point about which the force of…

Mobility

Mobility is closely related to flexibility. But, the main difference is that mobility is the ability for the body to go through a range of movement actively, and against resisting…

The Human Body as a System

As already mentioned, the most common type of lever, in the human body, is a type 3 lever. This is where the force arm is shorter than the resistance arm,…

Levers in the Human Body

A lever can be broken down into 3 parts. Each of these parts performs a specific function, needed to overcome a force, and cause movement. These parts are the force…

Basic Human Movement Principles

Introduction Biomechanics is how forces act upon the body, as well as how the body creates forces, in return. Understanding how the body generates forces, and sequentially applies them in…

Anatomy and Biomechanics Portfolio Tasks

Task 4: Select “one” of the following movements: Option 1 – Lunge   Option 2 – Push-up Analyse the movement according to the questions on the following page.   Utilise…