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Questions About Your Fitness Profile

  1. What does my four-letter fitness profile mean?
  2. How many different fitness profiles are there?
  3. What does it mean if some of the statements in my profile description don't seem to match me?
  4. How does the 'My Overall Fitness' pie chart work?
  5. What is 'My Fitness Balance Number'?
  6. What should the 'My Overall Fitness' pie chart and 'My Fitness Balance Number' look like?
  7. What are 'My Movement Averages'?
  8. What is the 'Strength Identification'?
  9. What is the 'Trainable Weakness Identification'?
  10. What is the 'Practiceable Weakness Identification'?
  11. How does the 'All Exercises/Movements' graph work?


What does my four-letter fitness profile mean?

The four letters of your profile represent four different components of fitness ‚Olympic lifting (O), power lifting (P), bodyweight movements (B) and work capacity (W). They are ranked in order from your biggest weakness to your biggest strength.

How many different fitness profiles are there?

There are 24 different four-letter profiles each representing a different type of athlete. In addition to these profiles, there are eight different categories of trainable weaknesses (of which two will appear in your program) and 22 different practiceable weaknesses (of which five will occur in your program). With these additions, there are literally tens of thousands of different programs resulting from your profile.

What does it mean if some of the statements in my profile description don't seem to match me?

The more imbalanced you are, the more accurate the profile will be. The profile describes the typical individual with that profile type. If you are a well balanced athlete without extremes of strength and weakness, some of the statements in your profile may be less accurate.

How does the 'My Overall Fitness' pie chart work?

Based on your ratings, 'My Fitness File' calculates your competency in each of the primary areas, Olympic lifting (O), power lifting (P), bodyweight movements (B) and work capacity (W). The pie chart represents your fitness, the wedges represent how the individual components of your fitness combine to create you as an athlete.

What is 'My Fitness Balance Number'?

This number gives you an exact measure of how balanced you are. It calculates the standard deviation of the scores in your 'My Overall Fitness' pie chart. The lower this number, the more balanced you are. A completely balanced athlete has a score of '0'. As an athlete re-profiles over time, the number should get closer to zero as the biased program takes effect.

What should the 'My Overall Fitness' pie chart and 'My Fitness Balance Number' look like?

In a perfectly balanced athlete, each of the four components will contribute 25% to the pie chart. If this is the case, we can call an athlete 'balanced'. In a perfectly balanced athlete, 'My Fitness Balance Number' would be '0'.

What are 'My Movement Averages'?

This chart averages the athlete's scores for various movements and combines them into a small number of variables. For example, the average ratings for squat based movements give the value for 'Squat Strength / Power' on the chart. This allows us to identify broad areas of weakness which need to be eradicated. The chart highlights the two lowest average ratings in red. These are the two movements that will be programmed for you in the 'Trainable Weakness' sessions. This leads to a greater degree of specialisation in a program already biased towards your 'Fitness Profile'.

What is the 'Strength Identification'?

A list of your top five rated movements, including the rating you gave each one. Skills are not included in this list.

What is the 'Trainable Weakness Identification'?

A list of your bottom five rated trainable movements, including the rating you gave each one.

What is the 'Practiceable Weakness Identification'?

A list of your bottom five rated practiceable movements, including the rating you gave each one.

How does the 'All Exercises/Movements' graph work?

This is a graph where you can scroll along to see all the variables you have rated in one place. It is useful for making rapid comparisons of numerous variables.

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