Movement Monday

Push Up Test

The pushup test is a quick and easy way to assess the muscle strength and endurance of the chest and arms. Begin in a push up position. In a controlled manner, lower your chest to floor level and immediately press back to the starting position. Maintain a consistent tempo without extended pauses between repetitions. The…

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Explosive Control Test

The Explosive Control Test compares an athlete’s ability to produce explosive power with and without contribution from the arms. The test consists of two-parts: performing a typical broad jump hands-free, and performing a broad jump with the hand placed on the hips. Measure the length of each jump and compare performance by calculating the percentage…

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300 Yard Shuttle

The 300 yard shuttle run is a test of maximal anaerobic power. Set up requires 25 yards of flat surface where the athlete will run. The goal of the test is to complete 300 yards of maximal running (12 lengths of 25 yards) as fast as possible. This test can be used with field athletes…

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2-1-2 Bound for Symmetry

The 2-1-2 Bound for Symmetry is a test which looks to evaluate impact control and single leg maximal power. This test differs from other tests of single leg power as it involves a dynamic start, uses momentum to challenge the testing leg, and removes the skill associated with a single leg hop landing. The test…

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Seated Single Arm Shot Put Test

The single arm seated medicine ball shot put test evaluates an individual’s single arm power. Set up requires that the subject is placed in a seated position with their back against the wall, and a 4 lb medicine ball held in a shot put position.

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Upper Body Movement Control Test

The Upper Body Movement Control Test evaluates shoulder and total body stability, movement control, willingness to load the upper extremity, and wrist mobility.

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Single Leg 7m Hop for Time

The Single Leg 7m Hop for Time evaluates single leg elastic power and can be performed as part of a return to sport test battery. The goal of the test is to cover 7m by hopping on 1 leg as quickly as possible.

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Farmer Carry

The Farmers Carry involves carrying weight for a set period of time or distance and requires increased grip strength/endurance, upper body strength, and increased cardiovascular conditioning.

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Sled Push

The sled is a versatile tool that can be used for a variety of reasons in both the fitness and rehabilitation worlds.

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Wrist Extension Clearing Test

The Wrist Extension Clearing Test is a quick way to evaluate wrist extension mobility.

This is important for Olympic lifters, gymnasts, and other athletes frequently working in closed chain positions.

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