Hurdle Step – Red to Green Series

With this next video in our Red to Green series, we bring you the Hurdle Step.  The hurdle step screen is just another way to check if a client can flex one hip while simultaneously keeping good extension on the opposite hip. We checked this in supine position with the active straight leg raise, but now we are checking to see if this can be done with control of the trunk in the standing position.

When someone has a 1 on the hurdle step screen, we red light things in a single leg standing position, sprinting and step ups on a high box. Luckily they won’t have to be red lighted very long, check out the video below to find out how to build the hurdle step  pattern into a clean functional movement.

For more information on how to perform and score the hurdle step screen, click below.

http://smartgrouptraining.com/index.php/2013/02/hurdle-step-performing-and-scoring-the-functional-movement-screen/