Sport and Performance Specific
Each sport has its own unique requirements when it comes to peak performance. This is why it’s important to take an individualized approach for a customized assessment that targets what you need to improve. Keep track of the physiological and performance changes as a result of your training to chart your improvement and see if it is in-line with your goals. For more information, or if you have any questions please contact Mike Croskery
Bench Press Analysis
Essential for powerlifters and any athlete who wishes to increase their maximum strength in this lift. This analysis not only measures the kinematic and dynamic factors of the the lift, but also how well the prime movers (pectoralis major, anterior deltoid, triceps brachii) and stabilizers (biceps brachii) activate during the key phases of the lift such as the sticking region and initial concentric portion of the lift. Analyzing the muscle response from the EMG signal gives more detailed information regarding muscle asymmetries, possible strength differences among muscles, as well fatigue response throughout the lift.
This protocol allows an accurate analysis of running gate by evaluating left and right muscle activation, spatiotemporal patterns (such as stride length, cadence, stance and swing phase duration, and propulsion speed ), symmetry, and pelvis kinematics during the running cycle. Monitoring these parameters help to improve running efficiency, decrease exposure to overloading, and that the exercise intensity is appropriate for the goal. This valuable protocol can also be used in return-to-play and performance after an injury or post-rehab.
This cycling protocol evaluates left and right muscle activity during the pedal cycle. Muscle coordination is assessed through EMG by measuring the activation of the thigh and calf muscles and comparing the timing to established norms. Muscle contribution and symmetry compares signal amplitude of the muscles during the pedal stroke to identify left-right differences and contraction repeatability during the test. This protocol can also be used in return-to-play and performance after an injury or post-rehab.
Encompassing 7 different types of jumps, this multiple analysis protocol provides kinetic and kinematic parameters (such as acceleration, strength, power, speed, and displacement) as well calculating some global indexes such as elasticity, Bosco index, coordination, endurance, task, and work decrease. Ideal for sports performance monitoring, it is easily administered and results can be compared right away to previous tests to help inform the athlete as to his or her progress and effectiveness of their training routine.
Customized Sport and Performance Analysis
A customized sport or performance specific assessment helps fill the gap between the thousands of team and individual sport and performance competitions. Individual athletes and performers can have specific skill sets and unique movements that are unique to their sports. By combining EMG muscle analysis and inertial monitoring of movement, it becomes possible to get in-depth knowledge on potential asymmetrical activation patterns, muscle timing. muscle fatigue, and kinematic variables to monitor during their competition preparation and off-season training. For more information please contact Mike Croskery directly.