CGP Ep409 Testing for High Performance Athletes Part 1Sep 07, 2021
The start of the 2022 PGATour, NFL, NHL and NBA are just around the corner. This means it is time to test our professional athletes and get a baseline for the year.
Testing lets us know where the athlete stands on a functional movement level, strength and power outputs, neuromuscular function and readiness to compete.
There are a ton of wearable technologies that you can use to track the progress of your athletes. Just understand that whether you track it or not, it still is happening.
How accurate the devices are is a debate for another day. The important thing to do is make sure that your testing protocols are consistent, repeatable and reliable against themselves.
If you got on a scale that says you are 150 lbs when you know you are 200 lbs you can still use the scale. As long as it is accurate to itself it will indicate whether you gained or lost weight.
Is the number the important thing or is it the awareness of change you are looking for?
Accuracy only matters when you want to compare against norms. Before you start posting your angry retorts, I believe you should always use the most accurate devices possible, just making a point here.
So what do you test for? What is important to you? What do you want to know more about when it comes to your athlete's progress?
In this episode, I go DEEP into what I like to measure and why I measure it. I also discuss common screening systems and help a Glistener decide if he should go to @mytpi Fitness Level 2 or Medical 2. My reasoning behind it is a lesson in itself!
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