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Fitness Testing - Individual and Team

 

Advanced Sports Performance can help you improve faster at whatever your chosen discipline. We provide a professional, affordable and reliable performance analysis, evaluation and feedback service which aims to optimise performance of both teams and individual athletes competing at amateur and/or semi-professional level.

 

Fitness TestingBenefits

  • Identify strengths and weakness
  • Predict future performance
  • Measure improvement
  • Optimal training programme prescription
  • Assess the effectiveness of training program
  • Place the athlete in appropriate training group
  • Enhance physiological understanding and awareness in relation to the demands of the sport
  • Motivation
  • Detect changes in fitness and performance

 

We use the latest testing equipment and testing protocols to assess individual sport specific fitness profiles. An assessment allows us to take a snapshot of current level/s of fitness in a controlled environment which allows for the determination of an individuals unique physiology, and how its responds to exercise. With this knowledge, specific training zones are calculated and when incorporated into a training plan will help to optimise training effect in the shortest time. We can offer testing programmes for distance athletes such as tri−athletes, runners, cyclists in addition to team sport players.

 

Fitness Testing PackagesFitness Testing Package

 

2 sessions Includes:

Aerobic Fitness Test − Vo2 Max Test

Anaerobic Fitness Test − Leg Power Test

Muscle Endurance Tests

Flexibility Test

Hydration Test

PH Test

Written report with reccomendations after initial testing and final testing

 

Individual Price: £197.00

 

Sports Team's please contact us with you requirements

 

Physiological Test Information

 

 

 

Aerobic Capacity (Cardiovascular Capacity)

 

The Cardiovascular capacity assessment follows a tightly controlled progressive protocol using one or more exercise modalities specific to the individual’s athletic discipline, where heart rate and perceived exertion are measured. This allows for the precise determination of your unique physiological response to progressive intensity exercise.

 

  • Each test aims to determine the following:
  • Heart rate training zones, allowing you or your coach to accurately prescribe training intensity
  • Monitor performance levels and therefore track fitness progressions, evaluating the effectiveness of your training strategy
  • Determine V02 Max (Maximal Oxygen Uptake)

 

What is VO2?

 

Fitness can be measured by the volume of oxygen one can consume while exercising at maximum capacity. VO2 max is the maximum amount of oxygen in millilitres one can consume per kilogram of body weight per minute. It is an important test for evaluating the cardiovascular capacity of an athlete. Highly trained athletes generally have a higher VO2 max than untrained individuals. The body’s ability to extract and utilise oxygen at the cellular level enables an athlete to train with greater intensity, simultaneously buffering the body’s lactate production, resulting in an increased resistance to fatigue. Which is what we all want!

 

Why is measuring VO2 max beneficial?

 

Knowing one’s VO2 max enables an athlete to determine his/her endurance capability. A sports specific program can be designed to increase the aerobic capacity and performance capability.

 

To determine VO2 max, our venues use state of the art Technogym fitness equipment in conjunction with Technogym’s wellness system to indirectly measure maximum aerobic capacity. The VO2 max test is a progressive test that increases in intensity with time. As the intensity increases, the body’s ability to extract and utilise oxygen increases until you reach your maximum threshold. At this point, an increase in intensity is not matched by a corresponding increase in oxygen consumption—this is the athlete’s upper limit—the VO2 max.

 

 

Anaerobic Capacity

 

Anaerobic literally means without oxygen. It relates to short-term high-energy production where the predominant fuels are produced without the necessity of oxygen. Anaerobic performance is relevant to sprinters, but also to those who play team and individual sports where there is an anaerobic component such as sprinting. Assessment of anaerobic performance can provide the coach with valuable information about the athletes' fitness status as well as allowing them to monitor improvement through training. Anaerobic capacity tests aim to stimulate volatile exhaustion within a relatively short duration exercise bout using. This can be quantified in terms of power output where by result analysis can be compared with previous tests. Comparative analyses between tests are used to indicate improvement Muscular Endurance.

 

Muscular endurance is the ability of a muscle group to execute repeated contractions over a period of time sufficient to cause muscular fatigue, or maintain a specific percentage of maximal voluntary contraction for a prolonged period of time. Muscular endurance tests are usually performed to volatile fatigue and are specifically selected in relation to the demand of the relevant discipline. Comparative analyses between tests are used to indicate improvement.

 

 

Lactic Acid

 

We use a lactate pro to measure your lactate levels throughout the tests. With this information we are able to accurately establish your responses to the test and prescribe accurate levels for your threshold training. Future test will show if you are building up your resistance to lactic acid and are more able to use it as an energy source.

 

 

Muscular Strength

 

Strength can be classified as:

 

Maximum strength

 

The greatest force that is possible in a single maximum contraction .

 

Elastic strength

 

The ability to overcome a resistance with a fast contraction.

 

Strength endurance

 

The ability to express force many times over Muscular strength tests are specifically selected in relation to the demand of the relevant discipline. Comparative analyses between tests are used to indicate improvement.

 

 

Flexibility

 

Defined as - The objective of flexibility training is to improve the range of movement of the muscles. Flexibility plays an important part in the preparation of for sport and exercise by developing a range of movement to allow technical development and assisting in the prevention of injury. The body responds best to a stretching program when it is warm and the muscles and joints have been exercised through their current range of movement.

 

The various techniques of stretching may be grouped as Static, Ballistic, Dynamic, Active, Passive, Isometric and Assisted.

 

They are further classified into – maintenance or developmental.

 

  • Maintenance stretching is historically performed prior to exercise but has been proved to be associated with the cause of injuries. It is recommended and has been for some time to only perform dynamic stretches prior to exercise similar to that which you will be performed in the activity about to be undertaken. Developmental Stretches are performed at the end of your exercise session.
  • Developmental Stretches focus on increasing the muscle length or muscle flexibility. Usually these stretches are held for a minimum of 90 seconds, gently progressing the stretch when you can.

 

 

 

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