miercuri, 18 mai 2011

Predict and evaluate your athletic performance


Predict and evaluate your athletic performance

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 11:57 AM
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A must-have training resource for sports coaches and serious, self-trained athletes alike

Contains 101 ways to test an athlete’s endurance, strength, agility, mobility & balance, power & speed …


An essential tool for anyone wanting to predict athletic performance or evaluate an athlete’s current level of fitness

Intamplare face ca si eu sa am niste teste de propus si daca am timp le voi expune; poate ca dr. Rose le va adopta....

Dear Mircea,
Every sports coach knows that the success of a training program is largely dependent upon satisfying the performance aims associated with it.
That’s why regular performance evaluation is so essential, whether you’re coaching a group of athletes or a self-coached individual. Because periodic testing and measuring is the only way to get the up-to-date, accurate and objective information you need to assess current performance, then make informed decisions about future training and competition goals.
However, before conducting a test you need to be 100% sure that it satisfies all the following criteria:
  • specificity (the test is designed to assess an athlete's fitness for the activity in question)
  • validity (it tests what it purports to test)
  • reliability (the test is capable of consistent repetition), and
  • objectivity (it can produce a consistent result irrespective of the tester).
That’s why we’ve brought together all of the most useful sports performance tests currently available, and published them in a handy, electronic workbook (Adobe Acrobat PDF format). xa
101 Performance Evaluation Tests, is the largest, most complete and authoritative collection of sports performance evaluation tests there is. And it’s an essential tool for anyone wanting to predict athletic performance or evaluate an athlete’s current level of fitness
Or read on for more details of the workbook’s contents.
Because 101 Performance Evaluation Tests covers all the principal facets of fitness– endurance, agility, mobility & balance, strength, speed & power and sports psychology, it’s able to meet every athlete’s requirements, not matter which sport they compete in.
We’ve even included several body composition tests, so you can gauge what sort of shape an athlete’s in, plus a handy set of VO2 max tables.
And to top it all, we’ve built in an interactive component to the workbook. This harnesses the power and convenience of the internet to make performance testing easier and more beneficial for coaches and self-coached individuals alike.
Here’s how it works:
Each test that enables an athlete’s raw performance results to be computed and further analysed has a web link connecting you to its own online calculator. To use the calculator, simply click on the web link (situated on the workbook page for that test), key in your raw performance data, click on the ‘’results’ button and the calculator instantly computes the athlete’s results.
In this way, 101 Performance Evaluation Tests takes all the hassle out of calculating performance test results – and helps you ensure that, when you perform the same test periodically over time, your methodology doesn’t waver from one test to another. It’s one less thing for you to worry about in your already-overcrowded daily schedule.
With your copy of 101 Performance Evaluation Tests you’re guaranteed (1) that you’re testing your athletes in the right way, thanks to our authoritative, step-by-step explanations of how each test should be performed, and (2) that your test results are correctly calculated first time, every time, thanks to the handy online calculator.
So, no more worries about making an arithmetical error in any of your calculations. It’s all taken care of!
You can even compare the information with previous results from the same individual, or with generally-accepted scores for that test if you prefer. The workbook comes with a results template (in Microsoft Excel format) that you can use to store data over time for one or more athletes.
Or read on for more details of the workbook’s contents.
And here’s another major benefit of using this coaching resource that you shouldn’t overlook. A coach can easily become wedded over time to a particular test or sets of tests, often for no other reason than sheer familiarity. The more often you use a test, the more likely you are to use it again… But just because you’re used to using one particular test for endurance or power, doesn’t mean that there aren’t other ones out there worth evaluating.
The question is: how can you be sure which performance tests are worth trying out?
Now you can, thanks to 101 Performance Evaluation Tests. Because we’ve included a considerable number of proven tests under each fitness category, today you have the opportunity to compare and contrast your own preferred tests for agility, say, with some of the other accepted tests.
Who knows, you might find an even better alternative to the one you’re currently using.
So take a quick look at the full list of performance tests we’ve included in this brand new coaching resource: Just think how many of them you could use with the athletes under your care. Then order your copy of 101 Performance Evaluation Tests today, at our special rate.

The tests:

ENDURANCE

  • Astrand Treadmill Test
  • Balke Treadmill Test
  • Balke VO2max Test
  • Bruce Treadmill Test
  • The 2.4 kilometre Run Test
  • Conconi Test
  • Cooper VO2max Test
  • Critical Swim Speed
  • Harvard Step Test
  • Astrand Cycle Test
  • Home Step Test
  • Three Minute Step Test
  • Multi-Stage Fitness Test
  • Queen’s College Step Test
  • Rockport Fitness Walking Test
  • Tecumseh Step Test
  • Treadmill VO2max Test
  • VO2max from a One Mile Jog
  • VO2max from Non-exercise Data
  • Running-based Anaerobic Sprint Test (RAST)
  • Tri-level Aerobic Test
  • Tri-level Lactic Power Test
  • Tri-level Alactic Power Test
  • Cunningham and Faulkner Test

AGILITY

  • Hexagonal Obstacle Test
  • Zig-Zag Test
  • 505 Agility Test
  • Illinois Agility Run Test
  • Lateral Change of Direction Test
  • Quick Feet Test
  • Burpee Test
  • ‘T’ Drill Test

MOBILITY AND BALANCE

  • Modified Sit & Reach Test
  • Sit and Reach Test
  • Hip Flexion Test
  • Static Flexibility Test – Ankle
  • Static Flexibility Test – Hip and Trunk
  • Static Flexibility Test – Shoulder
  • Static Flexibility Test – Shoulder & Wrist
  • Static Flexibility Test – Trunk and Neck
  • Trunk Flexion Test
  • Standing Stork Test
  • Standing Stork Test – Blind

STRENGTH

  • Core Muscle Strength and Stability Test
  • Curl Up Test
  • Canadian Crunch Test
  • Sit Ups Test
  • Jumps Decathlon
  • Leg Strength Test
  • Standing Long Jump Test
  • Sprint Bound Index Test
  • Sergeant Jump Test
  • Chin Up Test
  • Grip Strength Test
  • Medicine Ball Javelin Quadrathlon
  • Press-ups Test
  • Bench Press Test
  • Universal Bench Press Test
  • Metronome Bench Press Test
  • Overhead Press Test
  • Leg Press Test
  • Leg Curl Test
  • Dynamic Knee Extension Test
  • Biceps Curl Test
  • Squats Test
  • Handgrip Strength Test
  • Flexed Arm-Hang Test
  • Wall Squat Test
  • The McCloy Physical Fitness Test
  • 5.27 The Quadrathlon
  • 5.28 The Wilf Paish Rugby Football Tests

SPEED AND POWER

  • Stride Test
  • 30 metre Acceleration Test
  • 60 metre Speed Test
  • Shuttle Run Test
  • 150 metre Endurance Test
  • 250 metre Endurance Test
  • 400 metre Sprint Test
  • 300 yard Shuttle Test
  • 400 metre Drop Off Test
  • Margaria-Kalamen Power Test
  • 400 metre Control Test
  • 40 metre Sprint Test
  • 30 metre Sprint Fatigue – Power Maintenance Test
  • Concept 2 Rowing Step Test
  • Flying 30 metre Test
  • Kosmin Test
  • The LAS (Lactic vs. Speed) Test
  • PWC-170 Cycle Test
  • The Wingate Anaerobic 30 cycle Test
  • 35 metre Speed Test
  • Multiple Sprint Test
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sport Competition Anxiety Test (SCAT)
  • TEOSQ – Task and Ego Orientation in Sport Questionnaire

BODY COMPOSITION

  • Body Mass index
  • Body Fat Percentage
  • Jackson and Pollock Skinfold Test
  • Yuhasz Skinfold Test

GENERAL HEALTH

  • Orthostatic Heart Rate Test
  • Urine Colour Measurement
  • Waist to Hip Ratio Evaluation Test
Whether you’re a sports coach or an individual, self-coached athlete, I’m confident you’ll find 101 Performance Evaluation Tests the ideal resource for predicting sports performance or measuring improvement.
After all, it’s both the most complete and authoritative collection of tests available, and also an unrivalled online resource for any coach or athlete who wants to guarantee that their testing is both accurate and consistent over time. Because it takes so much of the hassle out of testing, you’ll be able to conduct tests more regularly and accumulate more accurate performance data as a result.

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