Thursday, September 23, 2010
- Knees bent
- Feet shoulder width or staggered
- Hands up at chest level
- Palms facing each other and off the ball
- Thumbs up pointing towards chest
- Fingers spread
- Ball about 3 to 6 inches from chest
- Knees should be slightly flexed
- Legs should be abducted slightly in the frontal plane to have feet shoulder-width apart.
- Moving from anatomical position, you hands will be pronated 90 degrees with palms off the ball
- Thumbs will be superior the the remaining phalanges and be pointing towards you pectoralis region.
- Fingers will be abducted
Flexion: a bending movement around a joint in a limb (as the knee or elbow) that decreases the angle between the bones of the limb at the joint.
Abduction: to draw away (as a limb) from a position near or parallel to the median axis (a center line that runs down the middle of the body long ways) of the body: to move (similar parts) apart <abduct adjoining fingers>
Frontal Plane: longitudinal plane dividing the body into front and back halves.
Pronation: rotation of an anatomical part towards the midline (an imaginary line that runs from head-to-toes through the center of your body)
Superior: situated toward the head and further away from the feet than another and especially another similar part.
Phalanges: fingers and toes
Pectoralis: chest muscles