It is easier to embed testing within a training session. I used to have a Monday session with my teams which included CMJs. A testing station was part of their schedule. I monitored squats and bench presses, asking athletes always to lift as fast as possible in the concentric phase independently from the load. It was useful. Frequent assessment allows the determination of the normal variability of this measure. Having longitudinal measurements might help in establishing the error. If you are looking for examples, read the work of Professor Angelo Mosso and look at his ergograph, developed in You will find out that the use of dynamometry to measure fatigue is not a new idea after all.
A lot of equipment is now consumer-friendly because of smart devices such as HRV for mobile devices, thermography for the iPhone, and wearable sensors using Bluetooth. Not all available products are medical or research grade, making conclusions very limited.
Could you get into more detail about using measurements outside jumping in the weight room? Is bar velocity enough to get a decent indication of athlete progress? Marco Cardinale — Bar velocity measurements are useful, though again just one of the many things needed in your toolbox.
Otherwise, this would affect the noise of the measure. Image 3: Linear encoders can provide specific information on lifts to help coaches make better decisions. The technology is over 20 years old, and thanks to smart devices have become more coach-friendly. But linear encoders with appropriate testing protocols and data reduction and analysis can provide information on the effects of training only on the exercises performed for testing.
Such improvements need to be related to performance-specific aspects, just like any other assessment in the gym. Used appropriately, dynamometry can provide useful data on how training is progressing as well as having useful applications as a biofeedback tool.
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I explained it here. Freelap USA — In , your presentation exploring neurotrophins and fatigue in Stockholm was very interesting. The brain is, of course, popular now, and every trendy science book is trying to hack the brain for better results.
Without getting into deep chemistry of BDNF and other physiological areas, can you show the value of mood state as part of the equation of monitoring? Athletes nowadays find subjective questionnaires boring and tedious. Besides talking to the athlete, what do you think can make POMS and other methods more compliant with athletes? Also, what do we need to do to see the biomarkers to ensure we know the difference between lifestyle and training loads? Marco Cardinale — POMS is a valid questionnaire, though as you say it might be boring to do it too routinely.
The problems with biomarkers are cost and time. However, just as with T, one needs to know the noise of such measurements to understand the TRUE variation which should trigger an intervention. We need to use various assessments to make informed decisions. Image 4: Mobile tools from AMS systems can keep coaches from being Excel slaves by allowing technology to work for them. I see so many wrong versions of questionnaires which are presented in the wrong way and poorly interpreted.
Furthermore, attention should be paid to translated versions if you work in non-English-speaking countries. Questionnaires should be validated in the language in which they are meant to be used. When implementing measurements, people need to understand what the test measures, what the data mean, and the limitations of that measure before jumping to conclusions. Jump tests measure the ability to jump with and without countermovement, and data tell us only about the lower limbs.
The original papers about these testing methods date from the s and their assumptions are still valid. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
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Contact Us Shop Online. I am a huge fan of this collection of great thought leaders, and the text is an international representation as well. Overall, I believe this book is a classic example of something all strength coaches should start with when beginning their journey in strength and conditioning. If you want something full of research and training exercises, skip to the next book.
If you have done a cadaver review because you are visual and need to see anatomy come to life, then artist George Bridgman is your guide. Bridgman is also near-poetic in his descriptions, and turns stale anatomy drawings into concepts that make you a better mechanic. When I travel, I bring a book that is older and inexpensive, knowing there is a chance I will lose it while on the go. This is my favorite example of something you will love for that purpose, too.
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Marco Cardinale and his peers nailed this book. It is the perfect complement to Strength and Power in Sport , and goes hard into the core sciences of sports performance. If you want a book that has some of the best sport science as a guide, this is for you. If you want something that is an intermediate step from college classes to something more relevant in performance, this the bridge. The book is also well-written, and the language is technical enough to enrich you but not so bogged down that it is slow and boring.
Again, this is the perfect sport science book, not a text that will help you teach a clean or prescribe better sets and reps perfectly. Like the force-velocity concept that has limitations, some of the principles of training are not perfect models but they are strong enough to read. If you want another foundational book, Dietrich Harre is one of those authors you need to know.
I am a big fan of the German training systems and know my Russian texts as well, but many of the foreign books are popular just because they are foreign. Bondarchuk and Issurin are great resources, but if I had to pick an appropriate option for all coaches, including team sports, I would go with Harre. This text is simply just a great resource, not because the author has a mysterious name. I came to this text after learning about it from Gary Winckler , a coach who I admire and respect, and I am very grateful he suggested this work to me because it served me well over the years.
Porter M. Schon, M. Marymont, M. This is a curveball, I know, but we need to educate coaches on the foot more. Yes, you could consider this a sports medicine book, but strength and conditioning coaches are the front line for keeping an athlete from going down with an injury. This book is an overview of the foot and ankle, and should be read by anyone in the sports field.