In the world of track and field, reaction time is known to be a pivotal aspect of a top-level athlete’s technical arsenal, separating the gifted from the elite. Gender, age, mental state, and learning experience also play a role in the athlete’s ability to react to a given stimulus. The slower the stimulus recognition information is passed to the brain, the slower the reaction movement. In professional track and field sprint events, a delay of even one-hundredth of a second can cost the athlete a podium position.
The field of muscle diagnostics has a long history of providing valuable, objective information for use in risk management, injury diagnosis and muscle composition data. Ultrasound Imaging, MRI, and EMG have laid the foundation for the modern use of these diagnostic devices in sport performance. In the analytics era, data is more important than ever. Sports professionals are now searching for new and more valuable technologies for use diagnosing and monitoring athletes.
Exxentric announces the kBox 3. We review the latest advancements in flywheel technology and the science behind the training.
The exponential rate of technological advancement has created new solutions to many everyday problems. Exercise professionals and strength coaches have benefited from this, with novel tools constantly hitting the market aimed at enhancing service delivery. A new wearable technology from PUSH consists of an accelerometer and gyroscope packed into a small armband and is used for velocity-based training in the weight room.
TeamBuildr founders Hewitt Tomlin and James Peters discuss the company, the benefits and features of the suite, and future plans.
“Speed goggles” is a term that describes the increased level of attraction to runners with fast times and impressive results on the track. Many debates can be had over whether it actually makes sense, as well as which factors bring speed goggles into being. Ultimately, the aesthetic effect of running on attractiveness is subjective, but the psychologically positive effects of working hard to succeed are undeniable.
The challenges astronauts experience are extreme and mirror what elite athletes must face and recovery technologies are similar. Dr. Yvonne Cagle is currently assigned to Johnson Space Center’s Space and Life Sciences Directorate and responds to questions about astronaut recovery, galvanic skin response measurement, monitoring travel stress, and space age technology and medical sources for recovery.
Mehis Viru is an associate professor at the Institute of Sport Pedagogy and Coaching Science at University of Tartu and personal coach for top Estonian hurdles and jumpers. Mehis is also well known as a coauthor to the state of the art textbook “Biochemical monitoring of sport training” that he wrote with his father professor Atko Viru, famous for his pioneer work on endocrine functions in muscular activity and adaptation mechanisms in training.
In the NFL, speed is a commodity that’s always in serious demand. College players become stars on the backs of their fastest 40 yard dash times, and even NFL vets love to debate who’s the fastest. If you’re a football fan or running enthusiast, you’ve probably wondered which NFL players have the fastest recorded 40 yard dash time. Our list has you covered, from the fastest punters to the lightning-quick offensive players who light up your TV screen on Sunday afternoons. Check out the fastest 40 yard dash times by position, and the fastest times overall.
Indiana Pacers Strength Coach Shawn Windle responds to questions about athlete motivation, nutrition, monitoring, sport science, and the future of team coaching.