3 Functional Health Tests Athletes Need

 

Forward Bending Physical Capacity Testing

Video taken from the channel: Gundersen Health System


 

Functional Movement Screen

Video taken from the channel: CentricHealthBC


 

Blood Test Considerations for Athletes

Video taken from the channel: Running Wild


 

Screening for thoracic spine mobility in athletes

Video taken from the channel: MedStar Health


 

Spirometry: how to take a lung function test

Video taken from the channel: The European Lung Foundation


 

ACL Return-to-Play Hop Test Cluster

Video taken from the channel: Physiotutors


 

9 Blood Tests Every Athlete Needs

Video taken from the channel: The Natural Athletes Clinic


 

The BEST Hip Flexor Stretches

Video taken from the channel: E3 Rehab


 

Forward Bending Physical Capacity Testing

Video taken from the channel: Gundersen Health System


 

Functional Movement Screen

Video taken from the channel: CentricHealthBC


 

Blood Test Considerations for Athletes

Video taken from the channel: Running Wild


 

Screening for thoracic spine mobility in athletes

Video taken from the channel: MedStar Health


 

ACL Return-to-Play Hop Test Cluster

Video taken from the channel: Physiotutors


 

9 Blood Tests Every Athlete Needs

Video taken from the channel: The Natural Athletes Clinic


3 Functional Health Tests Athletes Should Try. by Lori Russell, MS RD CSSD. February 27, 2019. No Comments.

Share it: There are many ways to approach your nutrition to help you achieve athletic success and improve overall health. Ask your physician to test for all vitamins, minerals, ferritin, blood glucose, cholesterol profile and endocrine (hormone) markers. Knowing if your cortisol is elevated, HDL is low, B12 is depleted, etc., is the best and most personalized health information you can gather.

When athletes are injured, these physical components can be decreased. A safe return to full activity or competitive sports requires a complete return of these attributes. Tests can be measured using standardized clinical testing: manual muscle, endurance, and goniometry. Take for example, a single leg 3 hop test. Whilst there are no doubt the numbers (distance in cm) are important, physiotherapists can often get more information from carefully watching the athlete perform the functional performance test.

As an example, watch the takeoff and landing strategies the athlete uses during a vertical jump tes. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine if functional performance deficits are present in athletes with FAI during six unilateral hopping tests, including single-limb hopping test, single-limb hurdle test, figure-of-8 hop test, side-hop test, square hop test and single hop test when compared to their contra-lateral uninvolved ankle and healthy athletes. 7 Functional Fitness Tests for Any Athlete This link opens in a new window we try to debunk the theory that raw athletic talent is genetic.

More from Health & Fitness. The ability to do 10 bench press reps with your bodyweight, in my experience, transfers to real life better than a big one-rep max lift. That’s because most upper-body workouts or tests—for. Non-fatiguing tests (height, weight, flexibility, body composition, vertical jump, etc.) Agility tests (T-test, pro-agility, etc.) Max power and strength tests (1RM hang clean, 1RM back squat, 1RM bench press, etc.) Sprint tests (40-yd/m sprint) Local muscular endurance tests (push-up. Noteworthy: If you are a bodybuilder or athlete then your body is like a high performance car, it is going to be different to the average 4 cylinder car driving around the streets and is going to have different needs.Getting a yearly blood test to check to see if your hormones and blood chemistry levels are optimal is a bit like getting your car thoroughly checked over by a mechanic on a.

During this test, have the client sit with her back touching the back of the chair. Now ask the client to stand from the seated position, counting aloud every rep. Stop the test when the patient can get five reps of sit-to-stands.

Scoring: age norms * Age 60-69: 11.4 seconds * Age 70-79: 12.6 seconds * Age 80-89: 14.8 seconds. 3. Functional.

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This will allow the athletes to perform each of the tests safely, resulting in more accurate assessments and more effective exercise prescription.

“NSCA's Guide to Program Design” by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association, Jay Hoffman
from NSCA’s Guide to Program Design
by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association, Jay Hoffman
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2011

• Athletes should be highly motivated for these tests.

“Swimming Fastest” by Ernest W. Maglischo
from Swimming Fastest
by Ernest W. Maglischo
Human Kinetics, 2003

After administering these tests, have the athlete rest for 5 to 10 minutes and repeat the tests.

“Concepts of Athletic Training” by Ronald P. Pfeiffer, Brent C. Mangus
from Concepts of Athletic Training
by Ronald P. Pfeiffer, Brent C. Mangus
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005

Because regular physiological testing can become prohibitively expensive for some athletes, completing a regular questionnaire may be a more practical solution; logged responses can then be monitored by the athletes themselves or their coach.

“Immune Function in Sport and Exercise” by Michael Gleeson, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
from Immune Function in Sport and Exercise
by Michael Gleeson, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2006

D. The athlete should have liver function tests completed every 3 months.

“Study Guide for the Board of Certification, Inc., Athletic Trainer Certification Examination” by Susan Rozzi, Michelle Futrell
from Study Guide for the Board of Certification, Inc., Athletic Trainer Certification Examination
by Susan Rozzi, Michelle Futrell
F. A. Davis Company, 2019

For these tests, the athlete should

“ACL Injuries in the Female Athlete: Causes, Impacts, and Conditioning Programs” by Frank R. Noyes, Sue Barber-Westin
from ACL Injuries in the Female Athlete: Causes, Impacts, and Conditioning Programs
by Frank R. Noyes, Sue Barber-Westin
Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013

Athletes should test both methods during practice sessions and determine which recommendation leads to improved performance, increased strength/power, overall safety of the athlete, and a feeling of well-being that they are meeting their goals.

“Practical Applications In Sports Nutrition BOOK ALONE” by Heather Fink, Alan Mikesky, Lisa Burgoon
from Practical Applications In Sports Nutrition BOOK ALONE
by Heather Fink, Alan Mikesky, Lisa Burgoon
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2011

tests might be best suited for athletes primarily dealing with anaerobic training.

“NSCA's Guide to Tests and Assessments” by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association, Todd A. Miller
from NSCA’s Guide to Tests and Assessments
by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association, Todd A. Miller
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2012

Testing should be performed with athletes in a fatigue-free state and conditions standardized for each test occasion.

“Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes” by Australian Institute of Sport, Rebecca Tanner, Christopher Gore
from Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes
by Australian Institute of Sport, Rebecca Tanner, Christopher Gore
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2012

The validity of these tests is controversial; however, each test can offer some insight to how the patient may perform in their specific sport.

“Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Extremities, Cervical and Thoracic Spines E-Book” by Shirley Sahrmann
from Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Extremities, Cervical and Thoracic Spines E-Book
by Shirley Sahrmann
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

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  • I have not seen that side hop test before or thought to perform vertical jump. I’ve seen a few that look at triple hop for distance, triple hop for time and crossover triple hop. Due to space requirements, I’m not a fan of those and may try these out

  • Are you vegan?? You should be eating eggs, milk, cheese, meat, fish, shellfish and poultry for B12. No need for supplements or blood tests. Not at your age. I take no supplements. No vitamins or minerals. Never sick. I Run every day. Also, I have a Normal weight/BMI. I try to eat eggs, honey and meat from local farms. Shop local. Eat local. Save the environment. Save the animals. Don’t believe the lies of veganism…(It’s not healthy.) Peace to you!

  • I don’t just make blood tests I also donate a lot of blood, unfortunately the hospitals refuse to take it asking me whose blood it is and where did I take it from.

  • Order your own blood tests and have them drawn at a diagnostic laboratory! No physician or insurance needed to order your own test. You can find all the test mentioned in this video through this link! https://www.ultalabtests.com/hemovative

  • Thank you for sharing this video,it really helps & Motivate me.i went through ACL & Meniscus Surgery on 17-Jan-2020 and also shared all my experience from Day 0 on my youtube channel(bluerays,click on bluerays text near my photo).almost completed 5 months and creating roadmap for back to sport. Please watch if time allows you & share your feedback to me.Sharing our experience that helps other gives the truly amazing feelings..Thank you much again, keep Moving & Stay Fit!!!

  • What can you get tested free from your dr once a year? Can you not get all the tests you want free?   What is the total cost of your test from walk in lab?

  • This is why I do spectracell micronutrient testing. It’s not just taking plasma snapshot, they grow your t-lymophocytes and you get a 3-month average of nutrients in cells.

  • Amazing video! Really great content!! I have a forward head posture with rounded shoulders and anterior pelvic tilt could you please show workouts on how to fix these things please?

  • I want to start marathon traning should i checkup these tests. And also i am porn addict is there need any test for it…
    Plz answer sir thank you..

  • Sandi, this is really interesting. I adopted a plant based diet at the start of 2018 whilst increasing my training, so I think I should look into this. Thanks for sharing!

  • Please, can you write the words you say because we follow you from all over the various languages ​​and that is why we wish to write the words so that we can read and understand

  • I don’t just make blood tests I also donate a lot of blood, unfortunately the hospitals refuse to take it asking me whose blood it is and where did I take it from.

  • Great video! I tried the modified thomas test but when i reach maximal hip extension with my knee bent at 90º it causes my leg to externally rotate and go a bit outward (slight abduction) but it doesn’t happen with my knee straight, i believe it is sartorius tightness because i also feel a stretching sensation at the medial part of the knee (sartorius insertion possibly), do you think it could be the sartorius being tight? and if so how would i stretch that muscle? Thanks!

  • Are you vegan?? You should be eating eggs, milk, cheese, meat, fish, shellfish and poultry for B12. No need for supplements or blood tests. Not at your age. I take no supplements. No vitamins or minerals. Never sick. I Run every day. Also, I have a Normal weight/BMI. I try to eat eggs, honey and meat from local farms. Shop local. Eat local. Save the environment. Save the animals. Don’t believe the lies of veganism…(It’s not healthy.) Peace to you!

  • The best ‘supplement ‘ would be a steak so now and then. I get the Vegan message ( I was plantbased myself for a while ) but now I’m 2 months on a keto diet and I feel better, perform better, And I can run a Marathon without Gels. To much Carbs will f*ck up your body. All the best!

  • Amazing video! Really great content!! I have a forward head posture with rounded shoulders and anterior pelvic tilt could you please show workouts on how to fix these things please?

  • Order your own blood tests and have them drawn at a diagnostic laboratory! No physician or insurance needed to order your own test. You can find all the test mentioned in this video through this link! https://www.ultalabtests.com/hemovative

  • I’ve been getting B12 from nutritional yeast but I’m not sure if it’s enough. Are there other vegan alternatives or just use a supplement?

  • This is why I do spectracell micronutrient testing. It’s not just taking plasma snapshot, they grow your t-lymophocytes and you get a 3-month average of nutrients in cells.

  • I have not seen that side hop test before or thought to perform vertical jump. I’ve seen a few that look at triple hop for distance, triple hop for time and crossover triple hop. Due to space requirements, I’m not a fan of those and may try these out

  • Sandi, this is really interesting. I adopted a plant based diet at the start of 2018 whilst increasing my training, so I think I should look into this. Thanks for sharing!

  • I’ve been getting B12 from nutritional yeast but I’m not sure if it’s enough. Are there other vegan alternatives or just use a supplement?