closed kinetic chain

closed ki·net·ic chain

(klōzd ki-netik chān)
Physical activity in which the terminal end of a body segment is involved in functional forces; motion in one joint results in obligatory coupled motions at others.

closed kinetic chain

exercise in which a distal body segment is not free to move.
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The MRST consisted of 6 events executed in the following order: weight-bearing lunge event (WBL), overhead squat (OHS), closed kinetic chain upper extremity stability test (CKCUEST), forward step down with eyes closed (FSD), repeated tuck jump (RTJ), and a question regarding the individual's perceived risk for future musculoskeletal injury (QUEST).
Biomechanics of the knee during closed kinetic chain and open kinetic chain exercises.
Like the baseball hitter, whose foot is fixed during the weight transfer onto the front foot during the bat swing, golfers also experience rotational velocities at the hip in a closed kinetic chain.
Over the past 10 years, isokinetics has become the exercise modality of choice for rehabilitating the lower extremity; however, a review of literature indicates that closed kinetic chain exercises have advantages over open kinetic chain exercises.
Three different axes of pronation and supination will be used as a base for describing related movements in closed kinetic chain function.
13) Initially closed kinetic chain exercises, such as wall squat and single leg wall squats, with the knee in sub-terminal extension were explored (Figure 3).
There has been much written regarding the benefits of closed kinetic chain exercise and joint loading exercises during rehabilitation (5).
Closed kinetic chain exercise (squats, lunges, step-ups, stepdowns, split-squats, squat touches, push-ups, etc.
In closed kinetic chain movements the foot is fixed, on the ground or a board, and other joints are moving in addition to the knee joint.
The Dynamic Flex[TM] is the only stretching device that works in a closed kinetic chain creating the needed proprioceptive response between joint and muscle structures.
Analysis of the data suggests that open kinetic chain exercise (isokinetic training) did not lead to functional improvements on a closed kinetic chain activity (Rapid Step Test).