The Upper Body (40 min)
1. Wrist prep
Why is wrist prep important?
2. Shoulder rotation
Why it is important to challenge the shoulders in rotational movements?
3. Scapular stability
Provide three cues to encourage scapular stability in plank.
4. Pulling strength
How would you cue “pulling strength” during a “pushing action” such as lowering from plank to the floor?
5. Assessment - Sun Salutations
a. Use the chart as a template to work off. Even if you don't teach sun salutations this way, try to see the potential intention behind each position and think about the cues that can be used to reinforce that intention.
b. In the space below, provide your notes on one "Why" and the corresponding cue for each position. You may wish to write this in a word doc first and then copy your work into the box below when you're ready to submit. Here's an example of how to organize your notes:
Why: Exposing the shoulders to overhead range of motion
Primary Cue: Reach the arms overhead, lifting from the armpits to feel a sense of lengthening through the entire upper body.
Think of it in terms of "Why would I do this movement?" or "What do I want someone to experience with this movement?" then use the cues as a way to support that intention. The cue should speak directly to the "why".
c. When you're finished, click 'Save My Workbook' and then 'Submit for Feedback'.
d. You'll get a notification by email once your work has been reviewed. Instructor feedback will appear underneath your original submission.