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
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.
Lateral Flexion: L R
Rotation: L R
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.
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.
Ant: L 112cm R 130cm
Med: L 90cm R 90cm
Lat: L 60cm R 60cm