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TESTING

OPTIMISING YOUR PERFORMANCE.

 

At Fitness Locker we provide the opportunity to learn as much as we can about ourselves whilst also maximising the information the coaches have of their athletes by mitigating the guesswork.

 

Athlete Assessments
Our preference is that no athlete should commence a new training programme before undertaking a screen for movement deficiencies, limitations or asymmetries, and health-related parameters. This also provides the opportunity to benchmark oneself at various intervals of the programme or year. The selected assessment protocol will include a selection of the following:

  • A comprehensive consultation questionnaire

  • Full body composition analyses

  • Functional Movement Screen (captures fundamental movements, motor control within movement patterns and competence of basic movements)

  • Motor Control Screen (checking and setting a baseline for motor control in the upper and lower body)

  • Strength endurance test

  • Cardiac fitness test

 

Body Composition Analyses

The following are predominantly used for benchmarking but can also help identify health-related concerns:

  • weight

  • blood pressure

  • waist-to-hip ratio

  • ISAK 7-point skinfold measurements (we do not calculate body fat percentages due to the inconsistent nature of varying measurement techniques and formulas used to convert the data).

 

Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Motor Control Screen (MCS)

The FMS screening is used to identify limitations or asymmetries in seven fundamental movement patterns that are key to functional movement quality. The assessment provides an objective assessment of functional movement and can be used as a predictor of injury potential. Individualised corrective exercises are then provided to address any problem areas. The modified assessment also includes a Motor Control Screen (MCS) to determine whether a person has the minimum level of motor control with bodyweight to allow maximal adaptability for human performance.

 

Corrective Exercises, Mobility and Strength
Fitness Locker coaches provide more than just basic multisport coaching - we are advocates of minimising the risk of injury. Every athlete should have an individualised strength and mobility programme to maximise their performance an general well being. Here are your options from our certified coaches in the respective areas:

  • Corrective Exercise Systems - derived from the Functional Movement Screen scores

  • TRX Suspension Training - leveraging gravity and your body weight to perform functional exercises

  • SMRT Mobility - dynamic stretching, functional movements and self-myofascial compression (such as foam rolling)