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
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
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
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
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.
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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