What are the benefits of the HUMAN BODY TEST?
These mobility tests will show you:
- whether your body is in balance,
- what mobility issues you have,
- if you are prone to injuries and pain,
- and what you should work on to improve your fitness performance.
These mobility tests might give you an answer to:
- why you are not improving,
- why you get pain,
- or you injure yourself all over again.
I don't like to exercise, is HUMAN BODY TEST for me?
You are a person who works the whole day and doesn’t like to exercise. Well, I tell you that it’s time to start doing at least basic exercises to maintain your health and avoid, for example, back pain.
HUMAN BODY TEST is where you can start. After continue with my Posture and Mobility Programs.
I am a physical worker, should I do HUMAN BODY TEST?
If you are a physical worker, then you should definitely check if your body is in balance! Prevention is the best solution! Don’t waste your time and do the MOBILITY TESTS now!
I am fit, why should I do HUMAN BODY TEST?
You are regularly going to the gym, fitness classes, dance studios, or athlete training. I know you love your workout and have your own goals to achieve, like having a 6-pack or doing splits.
But did you ask yourself: is my body actually in balance while doing all these exercises? Doing one type of activity can lead to overuse and injuries. This is why we should always give the body new exercises which engage different muscle groups.
Please don’t skip this part. Learn about your mobility and how to sustain muscle balance by doing this simple HUMAN BODY TEST.
I train professionally, is HUMAN BODY TEST also for me?
Yes, it is.
I know you have a lot of knowledge already about movement and your body. But how many of you end up in the physiotherapy studios? How often? Many of you don’t stretch properly or are “too flexible.” Who said the sport is healthy…
I know that it is almost impossible to avoid injuries as a professional athlete, dancer, gymnast, martial artist, etc. But, having this basic knowledge about the body balanced range of motion can give you an idea or motivate you to work on strengthening a particular group of muscles, which you do not pay much attention to in your regular training or to get more flexible if your range of motion is decreased.
The test is very short, and you may learn something crucial from it.
I am flexible, should I do the HUMAN BODY TEST?
Yes, I also recommend doing it for you.
In the last few years, I’ve been meeting students from all over the world, from different fitness backgrounds, coming here to China to train martial arts (If you’ve been following me, you probably know that I’ve been training Shaolin Kung Fu in China since the end of 2016.) Most of these students spend hours training strength, speed, and power, and okay Kung Fu also pushes you to be flexible, same with the disciplines such as dance and gymnastics. But… FLEXIBILITY also doesn’t mean that the body is in balance.
Most of us are flexible in one group of muscles and inflexible in the other, depending on the discipline we train or our habits of stretching, and this doesn’t help us maintain our body in balance.
This is why I recommend doing HUMAN BODY TESTS to everybody, whether you think you are flexible or not. If your range of movement is beyond the excellent score, check the POINT below: “My Score Is Above Excellent, What Should I Do?”.
How to interpret the scores?
So the RULE goes like that: This test will show you the healthy Range of Motion/ Mobility standards. Regardless of the joint, whether mobile or stable, you should aim for an excellent or average score (if you are older).
For more information, read the following questions.
I have a poor score, what should I do?
If you have a POOR score, you should focus on stretching the muscles targeted in the test at least 2-3 times a week.
My score is above excellent, what should I do?
If your score is ABOVE EXCELLENT, which means you can easily go beyond the standard movement, it doesn’t necessarily mean you should stop stretching.
I am a person who aims for flexibility, and being able to do splits and hold my leg up are my training achievements and goals. If you are a dancer, martial artist, gymnast, or train other disciplines requiring flexibility, having beyond excellent scores in these tests is OBVIOUS. It only means that you should incorporate strengthening exercises for the muscles that are over-flexible.
For example, your hamstring is over flexible in Human Body Test Mobility 3 – Test 4 Straight Leg Active Raise. It means you should incorporate in your training at least 2-3 times a week strengthening exercises for your hamstring, plus you should focus on stabilizing your hip and knee joints.
What else should I focus on when doing a HUMAN BODY TEST?
Remember to pay attention to the difference between your right and left sides. In physiotherapy, we always look for symmetry. The truth is, in real life, symmetry doesn’t exist, neither in nature nor in our bodies. We will never be perfectly symmetric, and that’s fine and healthy. But, the differences should be minimal, and we should always aim towards symmetry.
If one side is worse than the other, you should pay more attention to the worst side and spend more time improving it. Always do double exercises on the worst side. Let’s say your left side is worse. When doing an exercise, do several reps, f.ex 10 reps, on left, right, and left again.
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