Day 13 - Pushing to the max

Uncategorized Jan 23, 2019

Ok, the rest of the results haven't been earth-shattering.......and I hate to disappoint you but today I'm a long way from my PB's on some heavy strength testing.


Trap bar deadlift 120kg: 1 rep max

Squat 80kg: 2 rep max

Bench Press 80kg: 4 rep max

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Day 12 - Isolated at the top

Uncategorized Jan 22, 2019

Today we move our strength testing to the upper quarter of the body and look at the strength of the muscles around the shoulder.


Lateral raise test L 8 R 6 

External rotation test L 7 R 5

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Episode 015 - Ryan Ebert Brings You Into The 21st Century

Uncategorized Jan 21, 2019
In Episode 15 of the 21st Century Physio Podcast, Ryan Ebert Brings You Into The 21st Century.
In this episode, we discuss:
- An extraordinary amount of accomplishments achieved by one Physiotherapist in six years from graduating
- The future of Physiotherapy courses at University level and how they will better prepare new graduates for private practice
- What skills Physiotherapists will need in the future to run successful businesses
- What do we have to fear from big insurance companies entering the Physiotherapy market in 2019 and beyond
To find out more about Ryan, head to
Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes now at
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Day 11 - Feeling Isolated

Uncategorized Jan 21, 2019

Some interesting findings were found today when we started looking towards the max end of the strength testing spectrum.

What strength tests do you look at with your patients and clients?


SL leg press: L 10 R 6

SL hamstring curl L 6 R 3

SL leg extension L 6 R 3

SL calf raise L 6 R 3

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Day 10 - Getting to the core of it

Uncategorized Jan 21, 2019

This one one of my least favourite testing batteries, the endurance muscles tests around the pelvis and trunk. Today we look at some quick and easy to perform tests around for these areas.


SL side plank test: L=R= 58 secs

SL plank test: L 48 secs R 38 secs

Adductor plank: L 30 secs R 25 secs

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Day 9 - The strength is in the endurance

Uncategorized Jan 21, 2019

Strength endurance can be a useful way to begin strength testing individuals who are not at peak capacity. In today's video, I'm going to look at several lower and up body strength endurance tests.


SL sit to stand: L 20 R 15

SL calf raise test: L 19 R 13

Max push up test: 29

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Update on my new years journey progress and a HUGE podcast dropping tomorrow

Uncategorized Jan 18, 2019
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Update on my progress over the first 2 weeks of my training program

Uncategorized Jan 18, 2019

A quick update on my progress over the first 2 weeks of my training program and some other random thoughts from the week. Eg. Is the leg press a bad exercise.

Don’t forget you can win a free MAT LIVE course by writing me a program at

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Day 8 - More Power

Uncategorized Jan 18, 2019

Today we go back and look at some more power based tests, including the limb symmetry index and seated medicine ball throw test. Power is not something I've trained at all over the past 12-18 months so this should be interesting.


Triple hop for distance: L 340cm R 400cm 

Triple crossover hop for distance L 280 cm R 320cm

Seated medicine ball throw: 580cm

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Day 7 - Shouldering the load

Uncategorized Jan 17, 2019

Today we take on the MegaMAT for a closer look at the shoulders.

What other shoulder assessment do you use? Discuss in the comments below!



  • Med: L 82cm R 82cm
  • Suplat: L 51cm R 51cm
  • Inflat: L 54cm R 52cm



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