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?

RESULTS

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.

RESULTS

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.

RESULTS

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 www.matassessment.com/stevesjourney

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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.

RESULTS

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!

RESULTS

UQYBT: 

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

CKCUET: 22

 

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Day 6 - Bending over backwards for a change

Uncategorized Jan 16, 2019
 

Today we have a look at and start to quantify movement in the spine. In this video you'll see the assessment of the all-important transverse plane with the spinal rotation test. 

RESULTS

Flexion: 

Extension: 

Lateral Flexion: L  R

Rotation: L  R

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Day 5 - It’s all in the hips

Uncategorized Jan 15, 2019
 

Today we start to emphasise around one of my often troublesome areas, the hips, utilising the MAT and our hip IR test and some squat analysis.

Hip IR test: L 55 degs R 40 degs

Squat tests: some positions I feel like I can squat well and with a wider stance, slightly externally rotated or a combination of the both. Right foot slightly in front of the left foot in the sagittal plane also helps.

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Day 4 - Hopping into the future

Uncategorized Jan 14, 2019
 

Today, we're going to look at some hops tests using the MAT and then I'm going to take you into the future with some great new technology that I believe is going to change the industry.

RESULTS

Ant: L  112cm R 130cm

Med: L 90cm R 90cm

Lat: L 60cm R 60cm

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