Every now and then, the Coaches
put us through a screening.... (link)
to test for range of motion, and function.
I've had this test before.... this is the same test they use
in the NFL to screen for injury/ ability.... all that. (link)
These are some of the movements... without the fancy board.
I am lucky and glad to do one or two of them!
*Note* SOME people might be a wee bit sarcastic,
and when they say they are "lucky" to do one of them,
they are actually being sarcastic.
I try to avoid that (and have for many years).
So when I say I'm lucky to do this, I mean just that.
Everything requires a disclaimer these days. Sheesh.
Even how I talk or write.
OK Ready? Here we go!
Left Arm and Right Leg Extended
Checks for Core Balance.
I couldn't do them both on the same side!
[As in pointing the Left Leg and the Left Arm]
Now touch the Elbow to the Knee!
But not to the floor.
Did that move about 5 times - each side.
Same Pose, now back on the Butt like sitting.
Lay on your Stomach.
When I first started I could not do this!
The goal is to try to do a push up from here!
Testing for Lower Back Pain....none.... good....
Stick on the Head... checking for Shoulder/Elbow stuff
Squat with that stick... ok... but look - my right shoulder is
all out of whack... that Rotor Cuff didn't heal up 100%
These tests show what areas we need work in!
No pain, but lots of compensation!
Stepping over a (imaginary) wire...
While looking straight ahead...
None of these are easy!
Leg up while keeping the other Knee on the ground.
And the Butt. And Lower Back.
They stay on the ground too!
The UP leg should go straight up!
Our screening and classes are soooo slow
But I like that. I think the first year or so is just about
fundamentals. No hurry... this is forever.
So while other classes are
wiggling and jiggling and slinging and flinging,
And dipped and stripped it and ripped it like before --
We are still doing balance and core stuff...
But each rep is perfect!
And no injury pain... just that burn!