The first blog was just a little introduction to some developments were making at the gym, this blog & the ones following will explain in more depth about The Level Method.
What is the level method?
The Level Method is a system that will show you and us as your coaches, exactly where you stand in fitness.
It gives you the knowledge, and us your coaches the tools, to help you achieve your goals faster than ever before.
Now there’s a whole lot of psychology and science behind how The Level Method was developed & how it works — but the simplest way is to think of martial arts – white to black belt.
The MAP (“Method of Athletic Progression”) is a detailed, yet an easy-to-understand chart of athletic tests that measure and reward greater achievements in functional fitness.
You’ll see a colourful board consisting of Levels moving left to right (separated by vertical lines), and Categories from top to bottom (separated by horizontal lines).
Each category has an upper number (MALE Standard) and a lower number (FEMALE Standard) and there are 32 Levels in each category.
What does the level method measure?
The Level Method measures your fitness across 15 categories that cover 10 “energy systems”, 8 coloured levels and over 60 different functional movements and variations.
Basically, you’re going to see a TRUE snapshot of where your fitness is and the weaknesses holding you back.
The 15 categories are comprised of:
- Front Squat
- Upper Body Pull
- Lactic Tolerance
- Upper Body Push
- Upper/Lower Endurance
- Weightlifting (Olympic Lifting)
- Squat Endurance
- Neuro & Core Endurance
- Aerobic Power Intervals
Each category moves from left to right →, from beginner to advanced, and correspond to coloured levels, similar to a martial arts belt ranking system.
The information you obtain through these tests will show you exactly where you are in your fitness journey.
Knowing exactly where you are in your fitness journey is the first step needed to safely and effectively progress you toward your goals.
In our next blog we’re going to go over the THREE STEP SYSTEM the Level Method uses to push your fitness to new heights!
Thank you again for taking the time to read. Any questions fire over to me or Rik.