Isometric Mid Thigh Pull - The Ultimate Performance Test?
Developments in assessment technology have made tests like the Isometric Mid Thigh Pull (IMTP) foundational strength and power assessments for athletes globally.
What is the IMTP?
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).
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.
Wang et al investigated...
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Handheld Device vs Isokinetic Machines
For a long time, the gold standard for strength testing has been the use of Isokinetic Muscle Strength Testing Machines.
-They take up half a room
-They take a long time to set up
-They generate data that you need a university degree to interpret
-They aren’t accessible for your average health and fitness professional…
Fortunately research suggests that there are alternative options for strength testing that can get accurate strength measurements without all the problems.
Enter the AxIT Push-IT device.
-Small and portable
-Start testing in seconds
-Easy to interpret data
-Accessible for every health and fitness professional
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Are you using the Athletic Shoulder Test with your clients⁉
Objectively assessing shoulder strength can be difficult for health and fitness professionals. Given the performance demands of the upper body in most activities, it is an important area to be able to measure strength and power baselines to track progression over time.
The Athletic Shoulder Test is a new test for assessing shoulder strength in a multitude of positions. It can give insight into the performance limitations and discrepancies in the people you work with.
Ashworth et al further investigated the reliability of the Athletic Shoulder Test to monitor reductions in muscle force. These forces may contribute to the neuromuscular performance of the shoulder joint in sports involving contact and overhead actions such as Rugby.
“The Athletic Shoulder test demonstrated excellent reliability for each test position supporting its use as a reliable tool to quantify the ability to...
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