sports performance testing & research Institute
SPORTS PERFORMANCE TESTING
DYNAMIC MUSCLE MAPPING MUSCLE SCAN ANALYSIS
Dynamic muscle mapping is the first step in human analysis testing to determine what percentage of muscle fiber is actively connected to your brain's neurological system. The human body contains over 47 miles of neurological pathways connecting your brain to every part of every muscle fiber in your body. When parts of the muscle are not active for periods of time these pathways go dormant or shut down.
FULL BODY MUSCLE RE-EDUCATION & ACTIVATION STIMULATION
Muscle activation or muscle re-education is the process of re-establishing dormant neurological pathway connections to existing muscle fiber. Using electrical muscle stimulation we are able connect more active muscle fiber efficiently to the brain. By activating muscle fibers while under electrical muscle stimulation we are able to establish more connections and recruit more muscle fiber to actively participate in training and competition.
RUSSIAN STIMULATION MUSCLE GROWTH & STRENGTH INCREASE
Russian stimulation is a form of high-frequency electrical wave stimulation that uses electricity to contract muscle tissue. After injury or surgery, you may be experiencing muscle weakness. Russian stimulation is used to help improve the contraction of your muscles. Russian currents are alternating currents (AC) at a frequency of 2.5 kHz that are burst modulated at a frequency of 50 Hz with a 50% duty cycle.
MUSCLE ULTRASOUND & GLYCOGEN ANALYSIS TESTING
Muscle ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and joints throughout the body. It is used to help diagnose sprains, strains, tears, trapped nerves, arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Muscle ultrasound also is very suitable for detecting markedly increased echogenicity and atrophy in affected muscles along with glycogen storage.
VO2 MAX LUNG PERFORMANCE TESTING & ANALYSIS
VO2 max testing is a maximal exercise test performed on a helix while connected to a machine capable of analyzing your expired air. Your test provides data on how much oxygen you use as you exercise and determines the maximal oxygen you can consume during exercise. Testing your VO2 max will give you a baseline to measure future fitness improvements and assess your current aerobic health.
EXERCISE WITH OXYGEN TESTING ANALYSIS
EWOT or exercise with oxygen is a training process that trains the body while in an oxygen-rich environment. Also known as Multi-step Oxygen Therapy a training system where the person exercising is breathing a high flow rate of oxygen-enriched air. This results in the increased oxygen-carrying capability of the red blood cells and blood plasma, the fluid part of the blood which improves athletic endurance & performance.
3-D FULL BODY MEASUREMENT SCAN & ANALYSIS
A 3-D body scan analysis is a 360 degree snapshot of all of the dimensions of your body. As the scanner rotates it takes thousands of data points per second precisely recording every measurement of your bodies dimensions providing you with an exact percentage of improvement scan after scan usually not visible to the eye. 3-D scans also can help determine posture tips or leans if you are favoring a body part after a recent injury.
FULL BODY COMPOSITION MUSCLE & FAT SCAN ANALYSIS
Body composition scans are used to evaluate a person's weight by breaking it down into its core components of body fat, muscle mass, bone density, and body water. A body composition scan provides a comprehensive snapshot of your bodies makeup providing us with the information of what's happening inside your body. Scans may help us determine if your training regiment is actually making you stronger or faster.
DIGESTION & NUTRITIONAL TRAINING ANALYSIS
As an athlete your body needs the right fuels to perform at its best. By fuel we mean nutrition and by nutrition we mean proteins, carbohydrates, fats, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Understanding that every athletes body is different and so is their digestive system, we work together with each athlete to identify the most precise combination of these nutritional ingredients that allow your body to perform at its best.
INDIVIDUAL MUSCLE DENSITY SCAN ANALYSIS TESTING
By individually scanning each muscle separately we are able to determine the specific composition of each muscle in relation to the group of muscles surrounding it. Muscles work together to produce movement and when one muscle needs help the neurological commands are sent to the other muscles for help. Training can often overload one muscle more that its supporting muscles leading to an imbalance which can cause an injury.
RESTING METABOLIC RATE ANALYSIS TESTING
Resting metabolic rate testing shows how many calories your body burns at rest, giving you the data you need to plan a weight loss, weight gain, or weight maintenance plan designed to succeed. We will measure the calories your body needs to sustain function while at rest. The RMR test will let you know if your metabolism is slow, normal or fast. It also provides an accurate and scientifically-based calculation of the number of calories you burn each day.
HIGH ALTITUDE TRAINING & TESTING ANALYSIS TESTING
When training at a high altitude, the body triggers a hormonal response that enhances the way oxygen is delivered and utilized throughout the body. Creating more blood vessels for oxygen to flow through, altitude training may lead to improved heart functionality, enhanced muscle performance and greater overall health. It can increase your aerobic capacity, lactic acid tolerance, and oxygen flow to your muscles.
NEURO-COGNITIVE FLOW RATE ANALYSIS TESTING
By measuring neuro-cognitive flow rates in your brain we are able to more closely determine how quickly your brain is able to be trained in new tasks, how long if may take for your brain to concentrate and focus. These tests are the first steps in trying to quantify how long it may take your brain to get into the zone or focus and be ready to perform at the highest levels. Calming your thoughts are critical components when competing.
VITAMIN & MINERAL URINE ANALYSIS TESTING
Vitamins and minerals are essential in the bodies rebuilding process and are required in order for the body to make new cells. Testing for vitamin and mineral deficiencies or toxicity should be a part of every athletes regiment, because without the essential building blocks your body is unable to manufacture new red bloods cells to help support muscle repairs or boost your bodies immune system.
FLEX DOCTOR MUSCLE LENGTHENING & RANGE OF MOTION
Using neuromuscular an electrical muscle lengthening device while actively stretching gives you the ability to increase range of motion, lengthen muscles and reduce possible injuries. The Flex Dr. uses a similar electrical current that the body naturally produces which reduces the effects of stimulation and helps your muscles effectively lengthen. Neurologically tune your muscles for peak performance.
NEURO-GOGNITIVE BRAIN TRAINING ANALYSIS
Brain training and neurofeedback devices are relatively new to the realm of sports science and sports performance. We recognize the importance for an athlete to have a calm mind during competition and understanding what is necessary for an elite athlete to have mental focus and clarity. Brain training helps establish new neurological connections and open up new pathways for better control of their mind.
MUSCLE BIOFEEDBACK ANALYSIS TESTING
During a muscle biofeedback session, you're muscles are connected to electrical sensors that allows you receive electrical feedback information about your body's muscles. This feedback helps you make subtle changes in your body, such as relaxing certain muscles, to achieve the results you want. Muscle biofeedback can also help to quantify how much muscle fiber is engaging during exercise.
BLOOD PRESSURE PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS TESTING
By actively measuring blood pressure during performance testing we able to more accurately determine if your bodies systems are performing normally during training and practice. Normal systolic and diastolic responses to exercise stress testing should not exceed 220 and 100 mm Hg, respectively. Elevated Systolic blood pressure during training can manifest in performance weaknesses and levels of >230 mm Hg is generally considered hazardous.
OXYGEN SATURATION PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS TESTING
Active pulse oximetry measures how much oxygen the hemoglobin in your blood is carrying during exercise. This is called the active oxygen saturation and is a percentage (it is scored out of 100). It's a simple, painless test which uses a sensor placed on your finger. Normal blood oxygen levels during exercise in healthy athletes should remain above 95 percent. Low levels under 90 percent (hypoxemia), can be dangerous and will hold back performance.
RANGE OF MOTION ANALYSIS TESTING
Range of motion testing or flexibility testing is important in determining the cause and severity of issues you may be having with joint movement. Improper flexibility or range of motion can cause pain and limitations in your muscles activities. Left untested range of motion related issues will result in your body compensating and shifting responsibility to another body part which will reduce performance and effect your ability to use proper form.
VIRTUAL REALITY BALANCE TRAINING & TESTING ANALYSIS
ICAROS Pro is a virtual reality muscle control and balance training system designed to help athletes become intimately in control with each of their muscle groups. Developed in Germany, the ICAROS was engineered to magnify weaknesses in muscle control loses, giving the athlete a feeling of balancing on a single point. Any movement made while training on the ICAROS has to be done with extreme precision and control.
LOWER BODY VIBRATION BALANCE ANALYSIS TESTING
Balance Electronic Muscle Stimulation offers numerous benefits which include Enhances rehabilitation of muscles. Increases range of motion for tense muscles or tendons. Reduces stress and discomfort. Improves blood flow and circulation. Club Recharge offers full body EMS that can simultaneously workout multiple muscle groups making our 30 minute program the equivalent to a typical 90 minute workout.
LUNG PERFORMANCE TRAINING & TESTING ANALYSIS
Lung performance training and testing is being used by athletes at all levels all over the world to improve their breathing, lung capacity, lung strength and anaerobic fitness. Strong, healthy lungs are an essential part of any athletic performance and testing lets us know how they are performing. If testing reveals your lungs are not as strong as they should be training them needs to become part of your daily regiment.
EEG BRAIN WAVE CONCUSSION SCAN ANALYSIS
In the same way an EKG enables you to capture vital heart data, WAVi's EEG brain scan technology measures brain function and performance improvements or declines over time in real time. The EEG reports are instant and we are able to compare up to four EEG sessions, providing a longitudinal view of patient progress by merging recurring assessments into one report. WAVi is used as a 10-20 position EEG device that measures the P300.
HAMSTRING ACTIVE MUSCLE STRENGTH SCAN ANALYSIS
The NordBord hamstring test is a fast, easy, accurate and reliable system for monitoring hamstring strength and imbalance. Combining advanced sensors, real-time data visualization and cloud analytics, the NordBord is a comprehensive system for accurately quantifying and monitoring an athlete’s hamstring strength and imbalance. The NordBord can be used to quickly measure hamstring strength and imbalance in a range of positions and exercises.
Electromyography (EMG) MUSCLE RESPONSE ANALYSIS
Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic procedure to assess the health of muscles and the nerve cells that control them (motor neurons). EMG results can reveal nerve dysfunction, muscle dysfunction or problems with nerve-to-muscle signal transmission. The results of an EMG can provide useful information about the health of your motor neurons and muscle function.
EEG ACTIVE BRAIN RESPONSE SCAN ANALYSIS
Our EEG active brain scan currently measures 6 different cognitive states in real time excitement (arousal), interest (valence), stress (frustration), engagement/boredom, attention (focus) and meditation (relaxation). By analyzing the EEG brain waves in a variety of ways we are more closely able to determine a state of brain calmness versus a brain state of high chaos.
Body Composition Performance Analysis Testing
Measuring your bodies static body composition provides you with some very good insight into how your body has responded to a new training or lifting schedule. Re-testing your muscle mass, fat loss, bone density and water percentage after a month will provide you excellent feedback for the long term. But, imagine if you were able to capture some of that critical date in real time right after a workout. Welcome to active body composition.
TRAINING & COMPETITION PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS
Testing static data from an athlete is critical and can mean the difference in performance gains and improvements or not. But imagine being able to test and track data from that same athlete during practice, training and competition and compare O2 saturation levels, heart rate and many other data points including sleep patterns and behaviors combined with the static data. This gives us a entirely new insight into the athlete's body.
INJURY PREDICTION & PREVENTION ANALYSIS
The greatest predictor of any injury is actually the same, regardless of the sport, gender, or location. It is the recurrence rate, the probability that such an injury occurs again. Injury prevention exercises help build the strength and body control so the athlete is able to sustain the repetitive loads and avoid extraneous or aberrant movements that lead to injuries. There is no exact science to prevent every injury, but some are predictable.
OXIDATIVE STRESS URINE ANALYSIS TESTING
Being able to track wellness parameters is nothing new and finding out if you should be tracking these items starts with your first test. Using our test you can track your wellness based on 9 parameters: vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, salinity, oxidative stress, pH, hydration, ketones, and protein. If your levels all come back normal, once every 3 months is all that's necessary, but if 1 or more is off you will need to start checking much more frequently.
FORCE PLATE JUMP ANALYSIS TESTING
Force plates are mechanical sensing systems designed to measure the ground reaction forces and moments involved in human movements. A force plate relies on the use of load cells to determine forces. In addition to athletics, the force plate has multiple uses in other sports. Skating, football, target shooting, but also volleyball, basketball and all sports in which there are stresses related to posture, jumping and levers.
G FORCE SHOCK TRAUMA ANALYSIS TESTING
G Force shock trauma analysis testing is a sports performance technology you wear on your body that measures the G force shock that you cause to your body either when training, practicing or competing. The shock trauma generated during practice or training can lead to an increase damage to muscles and joints and will most likely lean to an increased number of injuries.
REFLEX RESPONSE & REACTION TIMING TESTING ANALYSIS
Reflexion is a game-changing cognitive sports testing & training service designed to improve performance in competition. Using a state-of-the-art touchscreen lightboard powered by cloud-based technology and data analytics, Reflexion accelerates and strengthens cognitive processes and skills such as peripheral vision, decision making, reaction time and hand-eye coordination.
LUNG CAPACITY & LUNG FLOW RATE ANALYSIS TESTING
Your lung capacity is the total amount of air that your lungs are able to hold. Your lung function is set, and cannot be improved. However, there are certain steps you can take to increase your lung capacity. This will allow your body to use oxygen more efficiently and decrease the strain of respiratory and pulmonary conditions. Poor lung performance can lead to lags in athletic improvement.
SPEED PERFORMANCE AGILITY ANALYSIS TESTING
Athletes who can move faster and are more agile than their opponents have an advantage. For example, a faster athlete may be able to get to a ball more quickly than a competitor or may even outrun a pursuer. For this reason, athletes in most sports value speed highly. Now we can test and track speed and agility performance improvements on demand without the need for setup times.
AGILITY PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS TESTING
Agility is a huge part of any athletes performance, so being more agile and being able to move faster with more muscle control can give you the edge. The Quick Board system delivers accurate data on reaction time, speed and agility, allowing athletes to test their speed and agility improvements over time. Agility training can improve and shorten the recovery time while we monitor athletes' daily progress, and assess the effectiveness of the therapy.
STROBE REFLEX TESTING & TRAINING ANALYSIS
Strobe glasses are a state-of-the-art training device designed to strengthen the connections between an athlete's eyes, brain, and body. Through the use of liquid crystal technology, the glasses flicker from clear to opaque. Strobe light training via strobe glasses is an effective way of enhancing your mental prowess and improving your overall brain functionality on the field.
6 LEAD EKG HEART ANALYSIS TESTING
As an athlete, having a healthy heart is critical to sports performance and our quick non-evasive 6 lead EKG is a simple test to check for any heart irregularities. Along with other heart disease preventative measures like eating healthy and exercising, there is another way to check-up on the health of your heart and that is to get an electrocardiogram (commonly referred to as an EKG) as part of your athletes yearly health screening.
KETONE PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS TESTING
A ketone test can warn you of a serious diabetes complication called diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA. An elevated level of this substance in your blood can mean you have very high blood sugar. Unlike fatty acids, ketones can cross the blood-brain barrier and provide energy for your brain in the absence of glucose. Ketosis is a metabolic state in which ketones become an important source of energy for the body and brain.
METABOLIC PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS TESTING
Live tracking of key performance bio-metrics including your respiratory exchange ratio (RER), VO2, VCO2, respiratory rate, breath volume, breath count and more. Each athlete has a unique and dynamic metabolism that changes day to day and over time as we track. Tracking your metabolic patterns provides insight into how your diet and daily habits affect how you feel and perform.
MOTICON INSOLE GAIT PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS TESTING
Moticon is the first of its kind. True wireless sensor insoles without compromises. In order to analyze human gait patterns, highly accurate data must be collected at high frame rates. The state of the art is to deploy a carpet-like structure instrumented with pressure sensors, which allows for measuring position, orientation and pressure of each foot at each step. Human gait analysis that improves athletic performance.
EYE TRACKING TARGET ACQUISITION ANALYSIS TESTING
Eye tracking systems are used in the measurement of eye position and visual attention for testing and research purposes. For example, if an athlete has trouble picking up on a curve ball is it because his reaction time is too slow, or is it because his eyes are too slow to pick up the arm angle or the release of the ball. Using our eye tracking technology we will be able to see exactly where his eyes focus throughout the pitch.
RESPONSIVE REACTION TIME ANALYSIS TESTING
Light tracking enables the user to create a strong connection between the body and the mind. The predefined or customized measurable routines train the brain and the body to react together when in a certain situation. The fight or flight response of the body is improved with the use of this type of system and reaction times can improve over successive sessions of training giving you better reflexes.
FULL BODY MOTION CAPTURE ANALYSIS TESTING
Motion capture is the process of recording the movement of athletes. Full body motion capture can determine the strengths and weaknesses of an athlete and is able to assist in adjusting their training accordingly. Motion capture can also identify ways how the athlete can improve his technique, posture, accuracy, power, balance etc and hence improve their speed, form and technique leading to gains in performance.
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