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August 28, 2016 - 0 Comments

Summary: Maximal aerobic speed (MAS) is simply the lowest running speed at which maximum oxygen uptake (V02 max) occurs, and is typically referred to as the velocity at V02 max (vV02 max). MAS was developed...

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July 17, 2016 - 0 Comments

Summary: The interest in heart rate variability (HRV) appears to be growing year on year, particularly as technology develops and our ability to quickly establish a reliable measure using a smartphone improves. HRV reflects the...

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April 24, 2016 - 0 Comments

Summary: Though the terms ‘agility’ and ‘change of direction speed’ are often used interchangeably, recent knowledge has distinctively separated the two. Put simply, agility involves reactive abilities in unpredictable environments, whilst change of direction speed...

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April 3, 2016 - 0 Comments

Summary: Given the reliability issues with the wearable devices, these issues are inherently passed on to the metrics used to actually quantify athlete workloads. In other words, the metrics used to monitor athletic performance are...

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March 27, 2016 - 0 Comments

Summary: The use of global positioning systems (GPS), or more appropriately named ‘wearable technology’, in high-performance sport is becoming increasingly popular despite having a considerable price tag. As this technology is not only very expensive,...

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