Body composition is of interest in fields of both health and sporting performance. The term body composition relates to the proportion of the body that is made up fat mass (FM) and fat-free mass (FFM). Learn more!
In most circumstances, particularly in team sports, athletes are grouped based purely on their chronological age. Though this is very common, it can be problematic for a multitude of reasons. Keep learning…
GPS (Wearables): Part 1 – Technology, Validity, and Reliability
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. Continue reading!
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. Learn more!
The practice of hydration testing has been implemented for the past couple of decades, with new and more advanced technology capable of detecting smaller changes in an athlete’s hydration status becoming available in more recent years.
Neuroplasticity refers to our brain remodelling, adapting, and organising after the practice of a motor skill. This is important for many professionals (i.e. coaches) in sport who teach and develop specific athletic skills with their athletes.
The peak height velocity is simply the period of time in which an adolescent experiences their fastest upward growth in their stature – i.e. the time when they grow the fastest during their adolescent growth.
Peak weight velocity represents the greatest rate of change in body mass. However, few studies have acknowledged peak weight velocity (PWV) to the same degree, which marks the maximum rate of increase in weight during the adolescent growth spurt.
Secretory immunoglobulin A is the main class of antibodies present in the body’s secretory fluids such as saliva, mucus and tears. In high-performance sport, monitoring the concentration of salivary immunoglobulin A during intense training periods is often common practice. Learn more!