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.

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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.


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!



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



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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. 




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.


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

Uncategorized 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.


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


  • 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 68cm R 68cm
  • Post L 78cm R 69cm
  • Postmed L 75cm R 65cm
  • Postlat L 70cm R 65cm
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Day 2 - Surprises

Uncategorized 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?


Weight: 66kg

Height: 166cm (5'6)

Girth Measurements: 

  • Calf: L  R 
  • Suprapatellar: L  R 
  • Mid Thigh: L  R  
  • Upper Thigh: L  R  
  • Waist
  • Chest: 
  • Arms: L  R  

International Physical Activity Questionaire: Moderately Inactive (see form attached in the downloads section on the right >>>>)

Previous injury history:

  • R ankle sprain x10+
  • L rec fem grade 2 (2018)
  • Minor grade 1 hamstring/calf/quad strains over the years
  •  L GH dislocations x7 (10+ years ago)
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Day 1 - New Years Resolution

Uncategorized 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 was about time to start to look after myself a little bit better and to do it in a productive way.

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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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