Fitness Testing

Testing and evaluation is the cornerstone of the programs at the ACC. Coach Goldenberg has taken his 25+ years of experience to create an evaluation that provides the ACC coaches with optimal information to create an individualized program for you.

After completing our performance evaluation you will have a complete breakdown of your strengths, weaknesses, and biomechanical movement issues. This will lead into a corrective exercise phase, which provides the foundation for success in later training cycles.

Athletes from all over Canada travel to Ottawa specifically for our evaluation and take away program. It’s the next best thing to training at the ACC.


fitrodyne for speed and power testing

Fitrodyne for Speed/Power

The fitrodyne accurately measures the movement of the athlete, barbells, or weight machines whereby velocity and power can then be calculated. This data can then be used to accurately assess true speed of movement of the athlete. The information is invaluable as a means of comparing gains in before and after assessments, and where program emphasis should be directed. An article on how the fitrodyne can benefit in your program can be found here >>


body composition assessment

Body Composition Assessment

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) is considered one of the most reliable and accessible methods of screening body fat. Simply explained, BIA measures the impedance or resistance to the signal as it travels through the water that is found in muscle and fat. The more muscle a person has, the more water their body can hold. The greater the amount of water in a person's body, the easier it is for the current to pass through it. The more fat, the more resistance to the current. BIA is safe and it does not hurt. In fact, the signal used in body fat monitors cannot be felt at all.



Muscle Length / Imbalance Assessment

Before beginning any strength training program, we evaluate a number of areas, looking at muscle length and tension. By evaluating the neck, shoulders, spine, hips, and legs, we can assess if there are any existing alignment problems with your body.

This is accomplished through visual inspection and compared to an anatomical postural correct model. Additionally we use an evaluation tool called a Palpation Meter. This allows us to compare distances between the scapula and spine, measures frontal and sagittal plane hip angles, and possible bone length discrepancies.

The results from these assessments are used to design a corrective exercise program, whose goal will be to improve and correct any imbalances or weaknesses that have been found.


body composition assessment

Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

The FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. These are issues that can reduce the effects of functional training and physical conditioning and distort body awareness.

The FMS generates the Functional Movement Screen Score, which is used to target problems and track progress. This scoring system is directly linked to the most beneficial corrective exercises to restore mechanically sound movement patterns.

The results from these assessments are used to design a corrective exercise program, whose goal will be to improve and correct any imbalances or weaknesses that have been found.