How To Remember Joint Actions

How To Remember Joint Actions

This blog will teach you how to remember joint actions for your Level 2 or 3 anatomy and physiology exam

You’ll discover:

  • Why FitPros find joint actions hard to revise
  • A 7 mins Video Tutorial teaches you all the joint actions you need to know so you can follow along
  • 3 steps of how to remember joint actions for your exam
  • A list of Joint Actions to learn for Level 2 and Level 3
  • How to learn with simplicity for the rest of the modules
  • Three Example Mock Question about the Joint Actions

Why FitPros find the Joint Actions hard to revise

The Joint Actions are notoriously claimed to be one of the hardest modules within Level 2 and 3 Anatomy and Physiology exam syllabus, so you are not alone if you find this area difficult to understand.

Unlike other areas of anatomy (like bones), it can be hard to make sense of the joint actions from an image in a manual. It may also feel like this is less directly related to training clients as a FitPro.

Although you might not actually be quoting the technical joint action terms with your clients, the knowledge of this is foundational and absolutely crucial in order to create balanced workout plans and understand how the body moves.

7 mins Video Tutorial: How To Remember Joint Actions

In this 7 minute video you’ll learn the Joint Actions that you will be expected to know as part of your level 2 and level 3 Anatomy and Physiology exam.

Understand the names of major joint actions,  physically do the exercises with me and remember the joint actions ready for your upcoming exams with simple “memory hacks”.

Understanding Joint Actions For Your Fitness Exam

3 Steps of How to Remember Joint Actions for your exam

Follow these three simple steps to remember joint actions for an upcoming exam

  1. First locate the joint and consider the TYPE of joint it is (hinge, ball)
  2. Learn the joint action using the video above (or from your revision mastery bootcamp)
  3. Practice this one movement, and relate it to an action that you do when working out or in daily life, to help you remember it

A list of Joint Actions to learn for Level 2 and Level 3 Anatomy Exam

Use the image below as a quick cheat sheet to help you learn and repeat the joint actions you need to learn for level 2 and level 3 anatomy and physiology exam

Quick Tip:

All joints in the body are in EXTENSION when you standin a neutral position ( the anatomcial position)

All joints are in FLEXION when you curl into a foetal position. With exception to shoulder flexion which is arms overhead.

This helps you work out 50% of the movements you need to know

Which Joint Actions To Learn

How to learn with simplicity for the rest of the modules

You’re guaranteed to get 5 to 8 questions on the joint actions in either Level 2 or Level 3 exams

Throughout all our revision boot camps I have created clear video tutorials to TEACH you complex topics like the joint actions and make it easy to remember on exam day.

This means you can break complex topics down and more importantly remember them come exam day.

The two most popular revision bootcamps are

Level 2 A&P << 

>> Level 3 A&P

I’ve done the heavy lifting here and constantly link to things you already know throughout each revision bootcamp.

In summary

  • Joint Actions might appear difficult, but learning them will really help you as a FitPro and help you pass both level 2 and level 3 anatomy exams
  • Flexion and Extension actions are easiest to learn first, in relation to the anatomical standing position (extension) and the foetal position (flexion)
  • Here’s what Lydia had to say about the A&P Revision Mastery Bootcamp 👇 👇 👇

I can’t recommend Parallel Coaching enough their learning material is fantastic and definitely was a huge factor in me passing my A&P level 3.


Test your knowledge with today’s joint action mock questions:

[NOTE: The answers are below the 3rd questions]

1. Which joint action occurs at the hip during the downward phase of a squat?
A. Extension
B. Flexion
C. Adduction
D. Lateral Flexion

2. Pulling the shoulder blades towards each other, is often referred to as which joint action?
A. Depression
B. Protraction
C. Elevation
D. Retraction

3. Bringing the toes towards the nose is which joint action at the ankle
A. Eversion
B. Inversion
C. Dorsiflexion
D. Plantarflexion

What’s the CORRECT answer?

Answers to the mock questions are :

Question 1= B, Question 2 = D, Question 3 = C

f you want more mock questions like this, then you can download more Free Mock Questions: DOWNLOAD NOW

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Hayley “How To Remember Joint Actions” Bergman

Parallel Coaching

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