Today the MAT have introduced a new company Strength By Numbers and a new approach to movement assessment that we hope will change the health and fitness industries forever and bring them into the 21st century.
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)
- Ant L 64cm (65cm)...
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...
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
9 minutes and 35 seconds. When I was 16 I was running 1.6km in less than 5 minutes....
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.
Agility t-test: 12 secs
RAST: max power 184 watts, average power 176 watts
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...