In a biomechanical review movement needs to be measured in a way to help determine overall performance and/or quality. Some look for standards against a specific population while others look for general guidelines. In this post we will discuss how you can use your own body as the reference to better understand your results.
If you were to complete a single leg squat movement you could measure a variety of different biomechanical factors. One of them is most often squat depth using your pelvis movement as a measuring point. In this example, you may have a single leg squat depth of 15 inches. This empirical measurement can be complicated when trying to decide if it is "good" performance.
If we use your leg length as a relative measurement to yourself you can better understand how you performed. The higher the percentage the more you are achieving your personal goal.
This measurement technique allows you to compare yourself to the best version of you. Nothing else matters when you know you are maximizing what your body has to offer!
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