Let's talk about the obstacles for muscle testing as a diagnostic tool

Muscle testing variables from Taylor Kruse on Vimeo.

 

Muscle testing is probably NOT an appropriate diagnostic tool because of how many variables go into the outcome of a muscle testing weak or strong.

Have you ever felt like you were going down the rabbit hole chasing lots of strange results with muscle testing? 

It’s okay! I get it! For many trainers and therapists, Muscle Testing is a very exciting first introduction into neurology. Experiencing a test going from weak to strong is very gratifying when all you want is for your tools to be able help someone. That said, muscle testing outcomes can be incredibly misleading for the practitioner and the client!

Watch the full video above to see how the outcome of a muscle test changes drastically in seconds based on the applied stimulus!

Muscle testing is a very useful and great communication tool for you and your client. But if you’re going to use it, you really need to understand how to control for the variables as much as possible! 

 

About the Author:

Taylor Kruse, recently featured in Men's Health, is dedicated to empowering you with the truth and tools for improved health and performance.

His inspiration stems from more than 10 years of education and coaching through systems like Zhealth Performance, The Burdenko Method, and various movement practices.

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GETTING STARTED WITH BRAIN-BASED TRAINING:

Practice FIVE Neuro-Performance Drills

Learn why respiration, vision, vestibular, and complex movement integrations are essential tools for every coach!