Another re-test day for @gavinlill
! They’ve used the Titleist Performance Institute’s Power Test as a tool for measuring their progress in the weight room. Their first test was back on October 15th as seen in the picture. Today was the third time they’ve tested. Check out the results above!
We don’t have the technology to measure Vertical Jump adequately, but they’ve used a 10 foot basketball rim for fun. As a substitute, we’re measuring their broad jump. Knowing power isn’t plane specific, I’ve thought of replacing this test with a Heiden Jump (skater jump) - but no moves yet. For the Sit & Throw, you lay flat on your back with your feet flat on the floor. With an 4kg medicine overhead, you literally sit up and throw as far as you can. Imagine a soccer throw-in from your back. For this test, 18-22 feet is considered efficient. For the Seated Chest Pass, you sit in a chair with your legs at 90 degrees. From there, you two hand chest pass a 4kg medicine ball as far as possible. Again, between 18-22 feet is considered efficient.
If a person falls short of that 18 foot mark, they either have a strength or speed problem. I won’t go into that now, but this test has helped shape programming for the guys based on their deficiencies!