217: Understanding Muscular Assessment and Function: An Introduction to Muscle Activation Techniques™ (MAT™)
As trainers, you've been exposed to various assessment techniques and training regimes that can simply be " plugged in" to any client's program. Many of these concepts appear to be contradictory to one another and may leave you wondering how they all fit together.
In Part I of this 8-hour course, you'll explore the physiological foundation behind MAT and the distinctive concepts that enable objective analysis of the information uncovered by current assessment practices.
In Part II, you'll learn and practice techniques that will allow you to assess the contractile capabilities of muscles and their ability to handle force. You'll discover:
Why and how limitations in range of motion (ROM) are representative of muscular imbalances.
A systematic approach to test for limitations in ROM
How to correct muscular muscular imbalances by "jumpstarting" weak muscles.
***This course is an abbreviated version of the Muscle Activation Techniques' Jumpstart (lower extremity) Program.