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Are we mad scientists at MAT? Uncategorized Feb 25, 2019
Come and find out hat we have been concocted in the MAT lab at one of our MAT LIVE courses in 2019.

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Reassessment No. 1 assessment Feb 19, 2019

Today I determine the effectiveness of my first month of training with a reassessment of some of the key capacities and areas i was looking to improve in the first training block.

RESULTS (new results in red)

WBLT: L 12cm (13cm) R 8cm (12cm)

SEBT:

  • Ant L  64cm (65cm)...
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You don't need a time machine to access the future of assessment.  assessment Feb 17, 2019
Simply head to www.matassessment.com/MATLIVE to learn more about how our MAT and MAT LIVE courses can help you help more people in 2019.
 
 
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Day 22 - Program No. 1 training Jan 28, 2019

So here's phase 1 of my journey in 2019.

What do you think?

What do you think should be in the program that isn't?

What do you think shouldn't be in the program?

Share your thoughts in the comment below!

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Day 21 - Results training Jan 28, 2019

Ok, you've done well to make it this far. As you can tell it was a tough day of testing for me, but hopefully it will be worth it in 3 months time.

Now it's your turn to do some work!

I need you to help me out and write me a program to do for the month of March.

Remember, the BEST program will be...

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Day 15 - Room for improvement Uncategorized Jan 25, 2019

This was always going to be my most challenging test out of all of them. My aerobic fitness has been neglected more than anything over the last few years. Today was a new low.....in the 2km time trial

RESULTS

9 minutes and 35 seconds. When I was 16 I was running 1.6km in less than 5 minutes....

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Day 14 - Agile Fitness training Jan 24, 2019

Agility and repeat efforts were always one of my strengths growing up with a low centre of gravity, let's see if I still have it today where we look at some change of direction and anaerobic tests.

RESULTS

Agility t-test: 12 secs

RAST: max power 184 watts, average power 176 watts

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Day 13 - Pushing to the max training 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.

RESULTS

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 training 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.

RESULTS

Lateral raise test L 8 R 6 

External rotation test L 7 R 5

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Day 11 - Feeling Isolated training 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...

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Day 9 - The strength is in the endurance training 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:...

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