The seven ADAPT physical standards are a series of the most accurate and realistic movement tests designed to determine the functional ability of the human body. Each test demonstrates the ability to perform movements necessary to exist in life without being vulnerable to injury. Remember age is not the culprit, lack of movement is! Pain or physical limitations are nothing more then your check engine light going on. Let’s redefine what true fitness is all about.
TEST #7: ADAPT SHUTTLE (The Life Test)
This test will challenge every aspect of physical activity; strength, muscular endurance, respiratory endurance, coordination, and balance.
TEST #1: STATIC LUNGE HOLD
Standard: Women & Men: 1 Min Each Leg
Warrior: Women & Men: 2 Min Each Leg
TEST #2: PUSH-UPS
Standard: Women: 10x / Men: 20x
Warrior: Women: 25x / Men: 50x
TEST #3: AIR BENCH
Standard: Women & Men: 3 Min
Warrior: Women & Men: 10 Min
TEST #4: CHIN-UPS
Standard: Women: 2x / Men: 4x
Warrior: Women: 10x / Men: 20x
TEST #5: REAR DELT HOLD
Standard: Women & Men: :30 Sec (Elbows at 90 degrees)
Warrior: Women 1:00 Min, Men 1:30 Min (Elbows at 90 degrees)
TEST #6: STATIC SUPPORTED HANDSTAND
Standard: Women & Men: 1 Min
Warrior: Women & Men: 2 Min
TEST #7: THE ADAPT SHUTTLE
Standard: Women: 1:45 (1 Min Recovery) / Men: 1:35 (1 Min Recovery)
Warrior: Women: 1:45 (:15 Sec Recovery) / Men: 1:35 (:15 Sec Recovery)
TEST #1: STATIC LUNGE HOLD (Runners Knee)
Walking, running, jumping, skipping, lunging, walking up stairs, walking down stairs, and basic balance should be able to be performed without pain and discomfort or the risk of injury. Why do we become fearful of these activities as we get older? The reason is the body slowly loses the ideal functional relationship between the ankle, knee, hip, and pelvis. This test will demonstrate the ability for all of these joints to perform their intended function in a weight bearing. If there is only one test to pass this is the one that will give you the greatest benefit in your activities and life.
TEST #2: PUSH-UPS (Carpal Tunnel)
We begin our life crawling on our hands and knees. Why do we lose the ability to hold our body weight on our hands? The answer is we don’t have to because we can walk. The unfortunate side effect is we can lose the strength and alignment of our wrists, which is the number one contributor to the condition of Carpal Tunnel, not to mention the ability to support our own weight on our hands.
TEST #3: AIR BENCH (Lower Back Tension)
When did it become difficult in your life to just stand without pain and fatigue? At some stage as we get older we start to become tired with the simple act of standing. We lose the strength to support our own weight in a standing position and your Lower Back will often pay the price for this weakness.
TEST #4: CHIN-UPS (Rotator Cuff)
Seen any rounded shoulders lately? The de-evolution of the human race is happening right in front of us and it begins with our slouching shoulders. This slouch is more then just unattractive, it places the Rotator Cuff in a very vulnerable position creating an improper relationship between your shoulder blade and your upper arm. The ability to do a chin-up demonstrates a proper relationship between your humerus (upper-arm) and scapula (shoulder blade) with strength.
TEST #5: REAR DELT HOLD (Tennis Elbow)
The tendons of the elbow become inflamed (tendonitis) when uneven pressure and torque is applied over time. This test will demonstrate the strength, integrity and endurance needed to prevent damaging torque on the tendons.
TEST #6: STATIC SUPPORTED HANDSTAND (TMJ: Temporomandibular joint disorder)
This is the most obscure and potentially beneficial test of the 7. The amazing thing is how effective it is at demonstrating the proper alignment and function of the head, neck, and shoulders. This ideal alignment is necessary to prevent the development of TMJ.