Tfl

The tensor fasciae latae is a hip abductor, internal rotator, hip flexor, and a knee extensor. To test its extensibility we will do a passive hip adduction and external rotation.

Test: The subject is on his side (tested leg on top). The tested leg is bent 90 degrees at the knee and is slightly pulled back (hip extension), the other leg is fully extended and on the table. The coach lifts the tested leg and lets it go down slowly.

Results: If the extensibility is normal the knee of the tested leg will touch the table. If it doesn't there is hypo-extensibility of the TFL. If there is hyper-extensibility of the TFL the leg will actually be able to go below the table.

Borderline acceptable extensibility

Borderline acceptable extensibility

Turbo Charged Fitness With The Tabata System

Turbo Charged Fitness With The Tabata System

The Tabata workout system is a version of the High Intensity Interval Training program developed by Professor Izumi Tabata as training for Olympic speed skaters in 1996. The results studies conducted on the training program confirm that even a four minute cardiovascular exercise routine improves a persons level of fitness.

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