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Isometric Mid Thigh Pull - The Ultimate Performance Test?

Uncategorized Aug 30, 2019

Isometric Mid Thigh Pull - The Ultimate Performance Test?๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ
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Developments in assessment technology have made tests like the Isometric Mid Thigh Pull (IMTP) foundational strength and power assessments for athletes globally.โ €๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿผ‍โ™€๏ธ
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What is the IMTP?๐Ÿงโ €
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A maximal isometric action allows individuals to produce a greater force than a maximal concentric action. The IMTP requires an individual to pull on a fixed barbell with a maximal effort for 3-5 seconds. When performed on top of a Stomp-IT plate, the test can quantify peak force and rate of force development (RFD).โ €
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The isometric mid-thigh pull test is an effective and reliable way to test maximal strength in youth and adult athletes. Research has shown that performance variables from the IMTP test correlate to athletic movements such as the vertical jump and sprint speed. Administering the IMTP test is a safer and more time-efficient method than traditional 1RM testing which also benefits athletes with a low training age.โ €
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Wang et al investigated this further in their research looking at the IMTP correlation to strength, sprint and agility performance by comparing results to a 1 Rep Max Squat, 40-metre sprint and the Proagility and Agility T-test.โœ…โœ…โœ…โ €
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Their findings indicated that Peak Force and Rate Of Force Development as can be measured on the AxIT Stomp-IT with the IsoRack platform were associated with strength, agility and sprint performance.๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿปโ €
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Why is this important?โ €
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As health and fitness professionals our goal is often to assist the people we work with to achieve amazing results on the sporting field. Unfortunately we are often limited in our ability to assess speed and agility due to time, space and location restraints.โ €
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Research suggests utilising tests like the IMTP with the AxIT Stomp-IT allows health and fitness professionals to gain insight into speed and agility in a way that requires a small footprint and doesn’t need a lot of time or advanced training age to perform.โ €
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Improve the breadth of the services you offer to your clients. โ €
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Find out how you can start using the IMTP as well as 120+ muscle and movement tests today.

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