Things You May Not Know…

3 Oct 2019

Things You May Not Know…

    • A research study from Sports Health Journal, 2013 titled “What Performance Characteristics Determine Elite versus Non-Elite Athletes in the Same Sport?” looked at what variables define elite athletic performance. The results of their research showed that in anaerobic athletes (basketball, baseball, football, volleyball, golf, etc), maximal power output is most predictive of elite performance. See where you rank and track your progress overtime with a BFSS assessment.


    • Did you know, the misconception that resistance training is dangerous for children is not supported by research. In fact, the opposite is true. Resistance training improves strength, decreases risk of injury and increases bone strength index. Myers A, Beam N, Fakhoury, D. Resistance training for children and adolescents. Translational Pediatrics Journal 2017 Jul; 6(3): 137-143


    • Did you know, a 2016 BJSM study looked at 158 professional athletes and ACL graft rupture. Their research found that 16.5% sustained an ACL graft rupture on average of 105 days after return to sport. Two factors were associated with increased risk of graft rupture. Not meeting all six of the discharge testing criteria before returning to team training and a decreased hamstring to quadriceps strength ratio. Athletes who didn’t meet these criteria had a 4x greater risk of sustaining an ACL rupture. Don’t trust your health to just anyone. Let us know how we can help.


    • Rate force development is defined as a change of force over time. Rate of force development can be broken down into 2 stages. Early stage RFD which is measured from 0-100ms and late stage RFD which is anything after. Did you know, our force plate technology can measure how you develop force and what type of training would best suit you to maximize your performance. Late stage RFD is associated with strength, while early stage RFD is associated with the nervous system and reactive/velocity-based activities.


    • Did you know, a study conducted in 2018 in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science showed that swimmers extensor strength in the position of maximum shoulder abduction strongly correlated with swimming speed and power. This can be accurately tested and tracked using our force plate technology. If you’re a swimmer wanting to learn more, give us a call today to see how we can help.