Barbell and weight room tracking devices are one of the largest sports technology markets. While most coaches want tools that effectively measure barbell speed, velocity-based training has evolved to include weight room monitoring, since determining bar speed is just part of what the technology can do. This buyer’s guide will give insight on the capabilities of the entire market and help a coach or sport scientist determine how to invest in a solution.
In this buyer’s guide, we provide details for investing in hypoxic chambers. We cover the necessary terminology, science, and practical considerations so coaches and high performance staff will have the necessary information to get their athletes started on training and/or sleeping at altitude.
In last few years, body oxygenation measurement systems for sports have entered the market, promising performance enhancement by using the data in training and recovery. A few systems have been validated to be useful in sports performance, making this guide on muscle oxygenation necessary for sport scientists, coaches, and medical professionals.
Metabolic testing is scientifically valid, relevant to sports performance, and more practical now because of system design changes over the years. If you’re considering purchasing a metabolic gas analysis system, this guide explains how gas exchange analyzers work, the companies and products currently in the market, and what the product’s future will look like.
Recovery is of utmost importance to coaches and sports medicine professionals, and compression systems are one solution that may help athletes cope with heavy training or dense competition schedules. This buyer’s guide features background on the medical history and theoretical benefits of pneumatic compression recovery systems, a full explanation of how they function, and a look at seven systems that are currently popular in team and elite sport.
Inertial motion units, or IMUs, are sensors that collect motion data that can be used in calculating estimates of work, speed, and even movement angles. They are only as useful as the methodology of the users and the algorithms developed by the companies that provide sport systems. This guide looks at IMU technology and applications, and reviews example options that are excellent for sports training and rehabilitation providers.
Although commercial heart rate monitors have been around for decades, they are still viable options for coaches and athletes wanting to know how training challenges the cardiovascular system. Interest in heart rate monitoring data will grow thanks to smart fabrics and newer textiles that improve the user experience of wearing a chest band. This guide takes a look at the evolving technology, and presents enterprise and individualized consumer solutions.
There is increased use of electromyography in both research and clinical settings, for good reason. This buyer’s guide covers the leading companies in the EMG space and explains how to make the best choice when investigating the hardware and software.
The purchase of a motorized resistance system is one of the most expensive investments a professional team, college, or even hospital may make. This buyer’s guide will help you understand the machine’s technology, its role in training and rehabilitation, and the most viable companies in the market.
When investing in sport velocity-tracking devices, it’s important to focus on how the science can guide you in improving performance, and not just on measuring speed. Our buyer’s guide presents the current velocity-tracking options on the market, the technology behind them, and what information they provide to the coach or sport scientist.