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How to Perform the Star Excursion Sitting Testī¸ training Aug 15, 2019

The Star Excursion Balance Test has been one of our favourite tests at Movement Assessment Technologies for a long time. It's a major reason why we developed The MAT in the first place to make the use of this test easy and accessible to professionals around the world.

Other variations of...

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Functional Training? training Aug 07, 2019

Functional training can divide many trainers and S&C professionals. Some will believe it has it's place while other may think it's a waste of time that not only doesn't get any results, but often make you look stupid too.

 

At the MAT assessment group we know there is no such thing as...

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Do you train the hip complex in all three planes of motion? training Aug 05, 2019

If not here is a picture that explains why you should. The hip is a ball in socket joint meaning it has incredible access to 3-dimensional movement particularly in dynamic tasks. 

 

For many of our patients and clients however, the actions that they perform in their daily lives and in...

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Know your squat training Aug 02, 2019

At the Movement Assessment Technologies we use squats daily in the rehabilitation and development of movement competency in our patients and clients. We often modify squats in the position of the feet or upper body to create different stresses and loads through the system depending on what an...

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Lateral Hops training Jul 15, 2019

Do you use the Side Hop Test when assessing your lower limb injury patients?

The Side Hop Test as described by Gustavsson et al in 2006 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16525796) is a fantastic end-stage rehab test for individuals returning from lower limb injury as it objectively assesses...
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Day 20 - Hand Stomp training Apr 02, 2019

Today we look at upper limb strength and power using Strength By Numbers Stomp-IT devices.

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Day 19 - It's like magic training Apr 02, 2019

It's like magic today and we start to gather information that previously has just not accessible to us using Strength By Numbers Stomp-IT devices.

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Day 18 - Stomp up and down on it training Mar 31, 2019

Today we take the Stomp-IT devices from Strength By Numbers for a spin, look at hops, a mid-thigh pull

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Day 17 - Pull-it hard and fast training Mar 30, 2019

Today we use Strength By Numbers Pull-IT device to measure leg and shoulder strength and power.

To find out more about Strength By Numbers, visit www.strengthbynumbers.com. To book a MAT course to learn how to perform game-changing assessment, visit www.matassessment.com. To view more of Steve's...

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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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