Anatomy and Biomechanics Portfolio Tasks Guidelines

Task 4 Question:

Select “one” of the following movements:

  • Option 1 – Lunge
  • Option 2 – Push-up

Analyse the movement according to the questions on the following page.

Marks: 18


Textbook: Chapter 2, Sections 4 to 10


Anatomy Essentials: Muscle Anatomy, Skeletal Muscle Muscles of the Head and Neck, Muscles of the Shoulder and Upper Limb, Muscles of the Trunk, Muscles of the Abdominal Wall, Muscles of the Hip and Thigh, Muscles of the Lower Limb and Foot, Functional Anatomy, Anatomical Movement Analysis

Biomechanics Essentials: Planes of Motion, Functional Movement Screening, Biomechanical Movement Analysis, Balance, Mobility, The Human Body as a System, Levers in the Human Body, Basic Human Movement Principles


Please utilise the table on page 11 to assist you in answering this question.

Take care in reading each question correctly. Learn the difference between the following terminology before attempting this question:

  • Prime Mover
  • Synergist
  • Antagonist
  • Proximal
  • Distal
  • Synergist Dominance