Bend and Lift

Quickly measure and calculate Bend and Lift Movement Assessment

This is a assessment of your squatting movement patterns. It will identify issues below the waist in your feet, ankles, and knees, as well as variations from one side to the other. Above the waist it will identify issues in the hips, spine, and head. Proper squat mechanics will decrease your chances of injury while you increase activity.

Bend and Lift Protocol

Purpose

Detect observable muscular deviations related to overactive and underactive skeletal muscle.

Equipment

(2) Dowels or 25 lbs dumbbells

Procedure

Attach a piece of string to each chair at a height that when the subject is flexing a single leg at 70 degrees, the string is directly underneath their foot.

  • Begin by instructing the participant to stand with feet shoulder width apart and arms at their waist in a neutral position.
  • The dowels should be placed on the floor just to the outside and parallel with each their feet.
  • Instruct the subject to hinge at the hip, and while keeping posture, squat towards the ground and grasp both dowels. Have the participant maintain position for a two-count before returning to a standing position in order to accurately observe each checkpoint.
  • Repeat as many times in order to fully observe and record each checkpoint.

Bend and Lift Calculation

Anterior View

Bend and Lift

Lateral View

Bend and Lift

Calculation Result

Corrective Exercises
MYOFASCIAL RELEASE
    FLEXIBILITY
      ACTIVATION
        Muscular Imbalance
        UNDERACTIVE
          OVERACTIVE

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