Athlete Readiness Testing
Athlete Readiness Testing (AthRT)
Working hard with NO results?
Are you tired of being stuck?
Separate yourself and rise above the competition by finding out where you are stuck at by getting real world results.
Once we have that data and build you a Force Velocity Profile, we can alleviate those problems and get you where you need.
“The truth is in the overlap.” - Dr. Bryan Mann
Where do you need to be in your sport/performance?
- How do you measure this?
- What area are you lacking? Or think you’re lacking?
- Muscular (local vs. whole system)
- Intensity duration
- Fatigue Levels
- (local vs. whole system)
- HOW do you measure this???
- Other than HOW you feel, what other metrics are you using???
Results rather than dogma should be the driving factor with scientific proven strategies.
We build assessments tailored to your sport down to the details of…
- The position you play
- The performance your expected
- From start to finish
- Where the plateau is coming from
- A certain direction
- Starting position/finished position
- What happens inbetween (the overlap)
Through these methods and building you a Force Velocity Profile, athletes are able to see rapid increases in strength and power by progressing at their own rates of adaptation.
Further Science on building your Force Velocity Profile
Understanding this graph can easily prescribe intensity above a person’s maximal Miometric (concentric) output. For a client or athlete where force output is the desired adaptation, voluntary and involuntary Pliometrics (Eccentrics & above 100% Maximum Voluntary Contractions) may provide a more effective stimulus than varying contraction types at submaximal load.
While some of us understood the value of “negatives” during compound resistance training exercises. Most do not see how that principle could be applied across all configurations.
Injury history, training age and other considerations need to be factored into the decision as the demands on the tissue system are significant.
Typically, prior to this prescription, most trainers use the common set of 8-10 submaximal Miometric (concentric) repetitions, and an isometric contraction close to Maximum Voluntary Contractions.
The DECISION to use specific muscle contraction modes miometric (concentric) and pliometric (eccentric) was born out of a challenge by a university professor to create a more consistent language to describe skeletal muscle actions as well as a need to create a more consistent linguistic construct for the three basic modes of muscle action.
Muscle tension that maintains a joint angle and the linear attachment-to-attachment length
(Isometric - same length/distance)
Muscle tension that makes a joint angle more acute and the linear attachment-to-attachment is less length
(Miometric - less length distance )
Muscle tension that makes a joint angle more obtuse and the linear attachment-to-attachment more length.
(Pliometric - more length/distance)
This clarity and consistency in muscle tension modes led to the realization that from these three fundamental modes there are several variations at the macro level of observation. The descriptions also are consistent at the sarcomeric level of observation.