Long Sitting Overhead Press Capacity Assessment

The Long Sitting Overhead Press Capacity Assessment is an assessment to evaluate symmetry in vertical pressing capacity and core stability in a sitting position.  For this assessment, you will need a kettlebell. If you don’t have access to a kettlebell you can sub in a dumbbell. Select a weight that you can comfortably hold in a bottoms-up position. You will start by sitting on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you. Use the non-working arm to help you get the weight comfortably into the bottoms-up position. In the starting position make sure your shoulder is in scaption, or the elbow is at a 45-degree angle in relation to the midline of your trunk. Maintain the bottoms up position of the kettlebell and complete as many unilateral overhead presses as possible. Rest and then repeat on the other side. Some rules to remember with this assessment.  The test ends if and when: you are no longer able to complete pressing motions, the kettlebell is unable to be maintained in a bottoms-up position, or your trunk is unable to maintain an upright stable position.  Prehab Goals & Normative Values: Normative value is 30 sec each side Prehab Goal: 45 secs-60 secs each side  Take the assessment, write down your score, and track your progress throughout the program.
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