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Shoulder Abduction Test – 2018 from The Active Life.

Assessment Standards

  • Perform before and after you warm up
  • This assessment, like other things, is better with a partner

Range of Motion Standards

  • Biceps to ears
  • Space between shoulders and ears
  • Arms cover ears from the side
  • Pain free

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Why test before and after warming up?
Answer: If range of motion improves as you warm up there is a good chance we can permanently improve your range of motion with a Bulletproof or Corrective Action Program.

If range of motion stays the same or gets worse when you warm up you need to speak with an Active Life Coach.

Question: I feel pain during the assessment. Is it cool to do some heavy thrusters and handstand push ups to work out the kinks?
Answer: Not cool at all. Contact us with the red support button or click here to connect with one of our coaches.

Question: I failed this test. Should I do kipping pull ups?
Answer: probably not. Contact an Active Life Coach using the red support button for additional guidance.

Question: My shoulders hurt but I passed this test. What should I do?
Answer: Great question. It’s possible you have a strength balance issue but we need more info to be sure. Contact us with the red support button or click here to connect with one of our coaches.