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Update on my progress over the first 2 weeks of my training program training 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 training 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...

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Day 7 - Shouldering the load training 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 training 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 training 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...

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Day 4 - Hopping into the future training 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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Day 3 - Time to hit the MAT training Jan 13, 2019

Today we start the physical testing and look at a couple of MAT tests, including my favourite, the star excursion balance test.

RESULTS

WBLT: L 12cm (40degs) R 8cm (35degs)

SEBT:

  • Ant L  64cm R  55cm (81% of limb length)
  • Antmed L 67cm R 60cm
  • Antlat L 58cm R 52cm
  • Med L 77cm R 75cm
  • Lat L...
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Day 2 - Surprises training Jan 13, 2019

Today we look at some anthropometric measurements and outcome measures.

What other anthropometric measurements do you use with your patients and clients?

Do you have any go-to outcome measures that you use with your clients to track activity levels?

RESULTS

Weight: 66kg

Height: 166cm (5'6)

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Day 1 - New Years Resolution training Jan 11, 2019

After four massive years helping almost 5000 therapists and trainers improve one million people every month around the world using the MAT, my physical capacity isn't what is used to be.

My strength.........gone

My flexibility........gone

My fitness............non-existent

So I thought it...

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What’s happening in 2019 at MAT? Uncategorized Jan 11, 2019

Make 2019 your best year yet with the MAT

#mat #themat #movementassessment #matassessment 

#physio #osteo #podiatry #chiro #movement #assessment #ep #exphys

#physiotherapy #osteopathy #chiropractic #injuryrehab #injuryprevention #2019

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What Can We Learn From The Winter Olympics About Movement Assessment? - It's Not What You'd Expect Uncategorized Feb 26, 2018

Well, it's been an amazing two weeks at the Winter Olympics games in Pyeongchang, hasn't it?

Filled with amazing record-breaking feats, it's been must-watch viewing. If you're like us at MAT, you've been glued to the screen to see how far the human body can be pushed. Often just a...

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