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Strength Isometric Test: Spine - Flexion & Extension strength-isometric Feb 13, 2024

When looking at the isometric strength of Spine flexion and Extension there are multiple positions with limited reliability. We generally find these positions are not suited for clinical practice and recommend testing the spine strength with other assessments, which Measurz contains many!

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Does Strength Training Really Make Runners Faster? running Feb 09, 2024

For runners, the quest for speed and efficiency is perpetual. While pounding the pavement and clocking in miles have been staples in every runner's regimen, the role of strength training in enhancing performance has been a topic of debate. Recent studies shed light on the impact of various...

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Runners, introducing the hip flexors running Feb 09, 2024

If we again delve into Tim Dorn’s 2012 study on the contribution of various muscles in running, we see the hip flexors (iliopsoas) performing close to 2 x bodyweight of work at slower speeds, but with an increased contribution at faster speeds, to the point where at 9 metres per second, the...

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Calf Raises: Knee Bent vs. Knee Straight running Feb 09, 2024

Ever wondered how your calf raise technique can impact different muscles in the calf group? Let's explore the science behind knee-bent vs. knee-straight calf raises!

Muscle Trio:

The calf muscle group comprises three main players – the medial gastrocnemius, the lateral gastrocnemius,...

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🏋️Progressive loading of the Achilles tendon🤸‍♀️ running Feb 09, 2024

Progressive loading of the Achilles tendon‍

 A neat study has recently been published by Baxter et al, which examined the Achilles tendon load in common exercises & compared them to walking and running.

Our previous post discussed the importance of doing more than just calf...

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Should you change your running technique? running Feb 09, 2024

So we’ve previously discussed that your running technique CAN be changed (here), but the more important question is: SHOULD you change it? So let’s discuss some of the reasons FOR and AGAINST changing running technique.

FOR

Symptom modification

  • There have been multiple studies...

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Can you change running technique? running Feb 09, 2024

“The way you run, is the way you run” is a common statement we hear when it comes to running technique, inferring that you can not change the way you run. So can you change how you run?

Running is a complex skill, represented as such in the brain alongside other complex movement...

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Balance and Proprioception: Single-Leg Balance with Head Rotation balance and proprioception Jan 29, 2024

The Single-Leg Balance with Head Rotation is an exercise commonly used in physical therapy, rehabilitation, and fitness training. It involves standing on one leg while rotating your head and neck in different directions. This exercise helps improve balance, stability, and coordination while also...

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Flexibility: Prone Heel to Butt flexibility Jan 29, 2024

"Prone Heel to Butt" is an exercise that involves lying face down (in a prone position) and bringing your heels toward your buttocks. This exercise is often used in physical therapy and fitness training to improve flexibility, strength, and mobility in the lower body, particularly the hamstrings...

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Flexibility: Spine Heel to Butt flexibility Jan 29, 2024

Spine Hell to butt are simple leg exercises that involve extending your leg away from your body, bending your knee, and sliding your heel toward your buttocks. You can do heel slides using a bed, floor, or wall. They’re often recommended after having a knee injury or knee or hip surgery....

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Strength Endurance Test: Shoulder Isometric Endurance Tests (10% BW) strength-endurance Jan 29, 2024

The Shoulder Isometric Endurance Tests at 10% Body Weight (BW) for abduction, external rotation, and flexion are assessments similar to the ones at 5% BW, but with a higher resistance load.

Performing these tests typically involves:

  1. Setup: Assume a comfortable position, aligning the arm...

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Aerobic Fitness: 30-15 Test aerobic fitness Jan 29, 2024

The Aerobic 30-15 Test, also known as the 30-15 Intermittent Fitness Test, is a progressive aerobic fitness assessment used to measure an individual's maximal aerobic speed (MAS) or VO2max prediction.

Here's how it's typically performed:

  1. Setup: Set up a 40-meter track or a defined space...

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